The US Embassy Port-au-Prince issued a security alert at 11:30 (local time) on Friday, July 17, warning of ongoing unrest in the Gerald Bataille area of the city. Reports indicate that participants are protesting against persistent power outages and are burning tires and throwing objects at security forces.
A heightened security presence is likely in the area 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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