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17 Jul 2020 | 04:01 PM UTC

Haiti: Ongoing protest reported in Port-au-Prince July 17

Haiti News Alert

Ongoing protest reported in Gerald Bataille (Port-au-Prince) on July 17; avoid all demonstrations

TIMEFRAME expected from 7/17/2020, 12:00 AM until 7/18/2020, 11:59 PM (America/Port-au-Prince). COUNTRY/REGION Port-au-Prince

Event

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.  

Advice

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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