Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Planned Protest at U.S. Embassy (December 15, 2017)

United States Embassy Caracas, Venezuela

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Planned Protest at U.S. Embassy (December 15, 2017)

The U.S. Embassy received reports that a demonstration is planned to protest the United States’ decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. The demonstration is planned for this Friday, December 15, in the early afternoon at the Embassy. Organizations have announced that buses will be available to transport demonstrators. Calls for the demonstration have received media attention.

The U.S. Embassy plans to operate under normal business hours. However, it is reasonable to expect traffic disruptions and there will be police presence in and around the Embassy’s main entrance.

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  • See the State Department’s travel website for the Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, andCountry Specific Information for Venezuela.
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American Citizen Services
U.S. Embassy Caracas, Venezuela