Demonstration Alert: U.S. Embassy, Khartoum

Event and Location:

Demonstrations are expected to occur this afternoon, Thursday, October 13, in the greater Khartoum area, and specifically in the areas leading to the Presidential Palace, Al-Arbaeen St. in Omdurman, and Al-Maarad St. in Bahri.  This may include centralized or decentralized demonstrations, road blockages by protesters, and business closures.  Unannounced protests and other acts of civil disobedience may continue to take place, in addition to larger organized protests.  Security forces have closed the Maknimir Bridge and may close other bridges.  Some embassy personnel have been authorized to work from home in the afternoon.

Actions to Take:

  • Avoid crowds and demonstrations.
  • Keep a low profile.
  • Exercise caution if unexpectedly in the vicinity of large gatherings or protests.
  • Review your personal security plans.
  • Monitor local media for updates.