Message for U.S. Citizens: Guatemala City (Guatemala), Demonstrations

The Embassy will suspend regular consular operations on the morning of March 7, 2017 until at least 10:00 a.m. due to heavy traffic caused by expected demonstrations. U.S. citizens who require emergency services should call 2326-4000.

Demonstrations are expected to start at 07:00 at the following locations:

� El Obelisco - Avenida La Reforma

� Calzada Aguilar Batres at El Trebol (Zone 11)

� Calzada Roosevelt and Periferico

� Metro Norte (Zone 17)

Groups will proceed to the City center in Zone 1. Upon arrival in Zone 1 the groups will demonstrate in front of the Congress building.

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

Our demonstrations webpage has been updated.

Source: Overseas Security Advisory Council