Demonstration Alert: U.S. Embassy Kingston, Jamaica

Location: Kingston – Possibly Emancipation Park, Half Way Tree transportation center, and the intersection of Old Hope Road and Munroe Road (U.S. Embassy)

Event: Social media reports indicate demonstrations may be planned in Kingston on Saturday, June 6.  The exact time and location of the demonstrations are not known.  Emancipation Park, Half Way Tree transportation center, and the intersection of Old Hope Road and Munroe Road (U.S. Embassy) are potential demonstration sites.  The Embassy reminds U.S. citizens that even peaceful demonstrations have the potential to become confrontational and violent without warning.

U.S. government personnel are advised to avoid areas where demonstrations or protests are taking place.

Actions to Take:

  • Avoid the areas of the demonstrations.
  • Exercise caution if unexpectedly in the vicinity of large gatherings or protests.
  • Monitor local media for updates.
  • Keep a low profile.

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