Demonstation Alert: U.S. Embassy Monrovia

Location: Monrovia, Liberia

Event:  The U.S. Embassy in Monrovia has received reports of a protest in the vicinity of the Guinean Embassy in the Sinkor area of Monrovia; gunfire also has been reported.  U.S. Embassy personnel have been instructed avoid the area, or to shelter in place if they are in the Sinkor area until the situation stabilizes.

Actions to Take:

  • Avoid the areas surrounding the demonstration or gathering locations.  Even peaceful demonstrations may turn violent.
  • Avoid large crowds.
  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • Monitor local media for updates.
  • Exercise caution if unexpectedly in the vicinity of large gatherings or protests.
  • Keep a low profile.