Demonstration Alert: U.S. Embassy, Khartoum


Acts of civil disobedience are expected to take place this afternoon, May 23rd, in Khartoum and possibly other states.  Areas of potential protest activity include Al-Fardous St., El-Siteen St., and Obeid Khatim St., in Khartoum; Al-Arbaeen St. in Omdurman; the Bahri neighborhood of Khartoum North; and the areas around the Shambat and Kobar Bridges.  There may be other centralized or decentralized demonstrations, road blockages by protesters, business closures, and bridges may be closed.  Unannounced protests and other acts of civil disobedience may continue to take place, in addition to larger organized protests.  Embassy personnel have been encouraged 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.