An estimated 500 protesters are expected to participate in a demonstration in the Palermo neighborhood of Buenos Aires near the US Embassy on Monday, February 18, at 17:00 (local time). The event is scheduled to take place at Plaza Italia before marching toward the embassy. The US Department of State is advising citizens to avoid the area. Transportation disruptions are likely in the vicinity of the protest and a heightened security presence is possible; clashes between protesters and security forces cannot be ruled out.
The demonstration is being held in protest of US policy toward Venezuela. The US, Argentina, and several other nations have recognized National Assembly President Juan Guaidó as the leader of Venezuela.
Individuals in Buenos Aires are advised to monitor the situation, anticipate localized transportation disruptions and a heightened security presence, allow for additional transit time, avoid all public demonstrations as a precaution, and adhere to all instructions issued by local authorities and their home governments.
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