U.S. Embassy Montevideo, Uruguay
Message to U.S. Citizens: International Women’s Day March
March 8, 2019
Location: Avenida 18 de Julio in Montevideo
Event: On Friday, March 8, large crowds are expected to gather at multiple points along Avenida 18 de Julio in downtown Montevideo beginning at 6:30 p.m. local time to march in support of International Women’s Day. U.S. citizens are advised to maintain situational awareness if they plan to be in the vicinity of or participate in the march.
- Various groups and organizations are sponsoring gatherings at meeting points along 18 de Julio prior to marching.
- Last year’s march included tens of thousands of participants and this year’s event could draw the same number of people.
- A significant police presence is expected throughout the downtown area of Montevideo for the entirety of the evening.
- S. citizens can expect transit delays due to heavy traffic congestion and road closures.
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 Avenida 18 de Julio.
For further information:
- See the State Department’s travel website for safety and security information and Country Specific Information for Uruguay.
- Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.
- 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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