Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Lima, Peru (November 15, 2020)

Location: Multiple locations in Lima and throughout Peru

Event: Due to ongoing political events, marches and protests are planned to occur today and over the next few days in Lima and throughout Peru. The nationwide protests have resulted in tens of thousands of protesters with media outlets reporting two deaths and multiple injuries during yesterday’s demonstrations in Lima.  Most protests have been been peaceful, and usually organized and advertised in social media though spontaneous protests can occur anytime.  As political uncertainty continues, marches and protests are expected to become more frequent and could become violent.  In areas where protesters gather, expect traffic congestion and disruptions.

Actions to Take:

  • Monitor local media for updates
  • Avoid crowds
  • Avoid demonstrations
  • Keep a low profile
  • Be aware of your surroundings
  • Allow extra travel time

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