Demonstration Alert: U.S. Embassy, Khartoum, Sudan

Event:

Acts of civil disobedience are expected to take place this afternoon, March 31st, in Khartoum and potentially in other states.  Protestors are expected to attempt to reach the vicinity of the Presidential Palace.  The Mak Nimir bridge has been closed.  There may be other centralized or decentralized demonstrations, road blockages by protesters, and business closures.  Additional bridges may be closed.  Unannounced protests and other acts of civil disobedience may continue to take place in the coming weeks, 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.

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