United States Embassy Montevideo, Uruguay
Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration near U.S. Embassy
December 14, 2017
On Thursday, December 14, 2017 at 7:00 p.m., a pro-Palestinian demonstration is scheduled to occur at the U.S. Embassy. The event is scheduled to begin at Plaza de los 33 on Avenida 18 de Julio and proceed to the Embassy. 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 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).