Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Political March in Caracas, January 5, 2016

Embassy Caracas informs U.S. citizens that a march will take place Tuesday, January 5, 2016 , beginning at 10:00 a.m., proceeding from the La Hoyada metro station (downtown) to the National Assembly. Expect traffic disruptions and police presence in and around this location. This is an area that is already off-limits to U.S. diplomatic staff.

Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence.  You should avoid areas of demonstrations, and exercise caution if in the vicinity of any large gatherings, protests, or demonstrations.

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