Demonstration Alert: U.S. Embassy Rangoon, Burma (August 2, 2019)
Location: Yangon, Burma
Event: There will be a demonstration tomorrow, August 3, 2019 from 1:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M. regarding the recent U.S. government visa designations on high-ranking Burmese military officials. Protestors will gather east of the Shwedagon Pagoda near the Shwe Gone Daing flyover and will march south along Kabar Aye Pagoda Road to Maha Bandoola Park (City Hall). U.S. Embassy staff are advised to avoid this area during the times of the protest.
Actions to Take:
- Avoid the area of the demonstration.
- Exercise caution if unexpectedly in the vicinity of large gatherings or protests.
- Monitor local media for updates.
- Keep a low profile.
U.S. Embassy Rangoon, Burma
State Department – Consular Affairs
888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444
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