Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Monrovia (January 6, 2020)

Location:   Central Monrovia and Mamba Point areas.

Event:  The U.S. Embassy has received reports of civil disturbance in central Monrovia and in the vicinity of Mamba Point.  There is a heavy police presence moving in the direction of Mamba Point, and there have been teargas and a water cannon fired at demonstrators.  Embassy personnel are instructed to remain in place until the situation stabilizes.

Actions to Take:

  • Avoid the areas of the demonstration; even events intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence.
  • Monitor local media for updates.
  • Exercise caution if you are unexpectedly in the vicinity of large gatherings or protests.
  • Keep a low profile.