Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Port-au-Prince (HaA�ti), Demonstration Near the Champs de Mars in Downtown Port-au-Prince

The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens of an ongoing demonstration near the Champs de Mars area of Port-au-Prince, specifically close to the Ministry of Social Affairs. There are reports of gunshots. U.S. citizens are advised to avoid the 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