Alert: Demonstration in Montevideo

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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Montevideo, Uruguay
February 7, 2024

Location:  Announced gathering points include, but are not limited to, the following locations in Montevideo, Uruguay:

  • Plaza Independencia

Event:  A demonstration is expected to take place on Wednesday, February 7, 2024, beginning at 5:00 p.m. in Plaza Independencia in Montevideo.  The anarchist group Direct Action is planning the demonstration in opposition to military cooperation between the United States and Uruguay.  Roughly 100 to 200 people are expected to attend.  The group Direct Action has a history of attempting to create disturbances including burning flags, utilizing paint bombs, and using violence.  U.S. government personnel and U.S. citizens are advised to avoid the area of the demonstration beginning at 4:00 p.m. until the protest has ended.

Actions to Take: 

  • Avoid the area where the demonstration is taking place.
  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • Exercise caution if unexpectedly in the vicinity of large gatherings or protests.
  • Monitor local media for updates.
  • Keep a low profile.

Assistance: 

  • U.S. Embassy Montevideo, Uruguay
    Lauro Müller 1776, Montevideo, Uruguay
    (+598 2) 1770-2000
    After-hours emergency number for U.S. citizens (+598 2) 1770-2000
    https://qrco.de/MontevideoACS
    https://uy.usembassy.gov/
  • State Department
    Consular Affairs 888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444

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