Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Rally in Caracas February 20, 2016

U.S. Embassy Caracas informs U.S. citizens that a rally is expected to take place Saturday February 20, beginning at 3:00 P.M in Caracas, Venezuela. The location of the rally has been identified as Francisco de Miranda Avenue, in front of Torre Europa near Centro Lido. It is reasonable to expect traffic disruptions and police/military presence in and around this location.

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.