Security Message for U.S. Citizens: La Paz (Bolivia), Street Vendor Protest Aug 14

The U.S. Embassy in La Paz informs U.S. citizens that demonstrators are expected to block the main streets from Plaza La Garita de Lima to Plaza Eguino on August 14, 2017. Street Vendors of La Paz are protesting against the issuance of street vendor credentials. Heavy traffic is expected in the surrounding area.

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.

Source: Overseas Security Advisory Council