Security Message for U.S. Citizens – Demonstration in Lusaka

United States Embassy Lusaka, Zambia
Security Message for U.S. Citizens:
Demonstration in Lusaka

February 10, 2014

The U.S. Embassy has received reports that there is an ongoing large demonstration and a heavy police presence at the Woodlands Police Station in Lusaka. The police station is located across from the Woodlands Mall.

Spontaneous demonstrations take place in Zambia from time to time in response to world events or local developments. We remind U.S. citizens that even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and possible escalate into violence. U.S. citizens are therefore urged to avoid the areas of demonstrations if possible, and to exercise caution if within the vicinity of any demonstrations. U.S. citizens should stay current with media coverage of local events and be aware of their surroundings at all times.

U.S. citizens traveling abroad should regularly monitor the U.S. Embassy’s website and the U.S. Department of State’s, Bureau of Consular Affairs website where the current Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and Country Specific Information can be found. The U.S. Embassy also encourages U.S. citizens to review “A Safe Trip Abroad”, which includes valuable security information for those both living and traveling abroad. In addition to information on the Internet, travelers may obtain up-to-date information on security conditions by calling 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the U.S. and Canada, or outside the U.S. and Canada on a regular toll line at 1-202-501-4444.

The U.S. Embassy in Lusaka’s U.S. Citizens Services Section can be contacted at 0211-357-000 or via email at ACSLusaka@state.gov. For after-hours emergencies, please call us at 0966-877-805.

U.S. Embassy Lusaka
Kabulonga Road, Ibex Hill,
P.O. Box 31617,
Lusaka, Zambia.
Tel: +260 (0) 211-357-000.
Emergency: +260 (0)966-877-805