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22 Aug 2020 | 05:33 AM UTC

Jamaica: US Embassy warns of potential political gatherings ahead of general elections on September 3

Jamaica News Alert

US Embassy issues alert for potential political gatherings in Jamaica ahead of general elections on September 3; exercise increased vigilance

TIMEFRAME expected from 8/22/2020, 12:00 AM until 9/4/2020, 11:59 PM (America/Jamaica). COUNTRY/REGION Jamaica

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Event

The US Embassy in Kingston issued a security message on Friday, August 21, warning of potential political gatherings in Jamaica during the general elections scheduled for September 3 and in the build-up to the polls. According to the embassy, political rallies and gatherings could lead to significant traffic disruption and present an increased threat of criminal activity. The alert also warned that the colors orange, green, and yellow are politically significant and may incite a reaction if worn in public.

A heightened security presence and localized traffic disruptions are anticipated in the vicinity of any political gatherings or rallies.

Advice

Those in Jamaica are advised to monitor developments and remain apprised of the political situation, avoid all public demonstrations and political gatherings as a precaution, avoid discussing sensitive political topics in public, and obey all instructions issued by the local authorities.

 

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