Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Port-au-Prince (HaA�ti), Demonstration with Gunfire and Burning Tires

The Embassy has received reports of gunfire and burnings tires at a protest in downtown Port-au-Prince. All U.S. Citizens are advised to avoid the area. Please keep in mind that demonstrations in Haiti, even peaceful ones, can escalate quickly and even turn violent, so the Embassy urges all U.S. citizens to remain vigilant, be aware of their surroundings, and avoid this area as much as possible. Should you find yourself among or near protesters, depart the area immediately.

Source: Overseas Security Advisory Council.