Message to U.S. Citizens: G20 Summit Demonstrations

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U.S. Embassy Montevideo, Uruguay
Message to U.S. Citizens: G20 Summit Demonstrations

November 29, 2018

Location:  Plaza Libertad in Barrio Centro, Montevideo

Event:  On Thursday, November 29 at 6:30 p.m. and Friday, November 30 at 6:00 p.m., demonstrations are planned at Plaza Libertad against the G20 summit in Buenos Aires and the related presence of U.S. forces in Uruguay.  Protestors may also conduct a march, although there are no details about possible march routes.  There are currently no indications that the gatherings will turn violent; however, U.S. citizens are advised to avoid the area as a precautionary measure.

Actions to Take:

  • Maintain situational awareness and be aware of your surroundings
  • Monitor local media sources for updates
  • Follow instructions of local police authorities
  • Use caution when walking or driving near Plaza Libertad or Barrio Centro

For further information:

  • Contact the U.S. Embassy in Uruguay, located at Lauro Müller 1776, Montevideo, Uruguay, at (+598 2) 1770-2000.  The after-hours emergency number for U.S. citizens is (+598 2) 1770-2000.
  • Call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).
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