Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Disturbances and Large Gatherings in Lusaka

The U.S. Embassy alerts U.S. citizens to reports of disturbances and large gatherings in various parts of Lusaka, including reports of attacks on commercial establishments and looting by criminal elements.  The U.S. Embassy reminds U.S. citizens to exercise good situational awareness, avoid large crowds, be vigilant at traffic choke-points, and monitor local media sources for up-to-date information.

Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence. You should avoid areas of demonstrations, and exercise caution if in the vicinity of any large gatherings, protests, or demonstrations.

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