U.S. Embassy Monrovia informs U.S. citizens that a student protest is currently taking place near the University of Liberia and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. There are reports of tires being burned on the road across from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Heavy congestion and traffic delays are expected until the protesters disperse. U.S. government personnel are being advised to consider alternate routes and to avoid large gatherings and unnecessary travel in the area.
Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence. Avoid areas of demonstrations, and exercise caution if in the vicinity of any large gatherings, protests, or demonstrations.
For further information:
- See the State Department’s travel website for the Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and Country Specific Information for Liberia.
- Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.
- Contact the U.S. Embassy in Liberia located on 502 Benson Street in Monrovia at (231) 77-677-7000, Monday – Thursday from 8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. and Fridays from 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. After-hours emergency number for U.S. citizens is (231) 77-677-7000.
- Call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).
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