Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration Near U.S. Embassy

On Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at 6:00 p.m., members from the PIT-CNT labor group are planning to gather at the U.S. Embassy to demonstrate “in support of democracy and against neo-liberalism.” There are currently no indications that the gathering will turn violent; however, U.S. citizens are advised to avoid the area as a precautionary measure.  The Embassy will not be open for routine services starting at 4:30 p.m. on October 4, and will return to a normal schedule on October 5.

The U.S. Embassy advises U.S. citizens to remain alert and informed via local news sources regarding the demonstration.  You should exercise caution if in the vicinity of any large gatherings, review your personal security plans and remain aware of your surroundings.

Be aware that gatherings can occur without advance notice.  Maintain a high level of vigilance and take appropriate steps to enhance your personal security.  Follow the instructions of local authorities.

For further information:

• See the State Department’s travel website for the Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, 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) 1770-2311.

• 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).