The US embassy in Port-au-Prince issued a security message on Monday, August 10, warning of an ongoing protest near the Ministry of Education in the Nazon area of the capital. Demonstrators are reported to have blocked the road with burning tires and other debris. Security forces reportedly fired tear gas to disperse the crowd, but it is currently unclear whether protests are ongoing in the area.
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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