Message to U.S. Citizens:  International Women’s Day March

Great Seal of the United States

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.

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