The US embassy in Port-au-Prince has issued a security message warning of protests planned to be held in the capital on Monday, July 6. Demonstrators are expected to gather at the Ministry of Education in the Bois Verna area of downtown Port-au-Prince at around 10:00 (local time) and march to the nearby Ministry of Justice on Avenue Charles Sumner, via Nazon and Lalue, for a sit-in.
Monday's demonstration is intended to be peaceful. However, protests in Haiti can quickly escalate and frequently involve clashes between demonstrators and security forces. A heightened security presence is likely at the Ministry of Justice and along the planned protest route in the near term, with an associated risk of localized travel disruptions.
Those in Port-au-Prince are advised to monitor developments, avoid all protests and demonstrations, anticipate localized disruptions to transportation and business operations, and adhere to instructions issued by local authorities.
The security environment in Haiti remains complex. Professional security advice and support should be sought prior to travel.
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