The Peruvian National Police (PNP) informed RSO of the following scheduled protests and large public gatherings that may impact Mission personnel and traffic patterns in the identified areas throughout Peru. Please exercise caution in these locations during the below listed dates and times. Protests can last for hours after the time identified, please plan accordingly.
Protest: Against corruption of ODEBRECHT and in defense of labor rights.
Number of Protestors: 3,000 persons.
Groups: Social groups as CGTP (Union workers), “No a Keiko”, Partido Político Frente Amplio, Partido Comunista del Peru –Patria Roja, Colectivos Dignidad, la Zona 12, and others.
Route: Plaza 2 de Mayo, Av. Alfonso Ugarte, Plaza Grau, Jr. Manuel Cuadros No. 182- (sede del Poder Judicial) Plaza San Martin-Lima.
For any Embassy personnel planning to transit in and around the Lima area, as a general rule it is best to avoid protests and large gatherings.
For further information:
- See the State Department’s travel website for the Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and Country Specific Information for Peru.
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- Contact the U.S. Embassy in Peru, located in Monterrico, a suburb of Lima, at Avenida La Encalada, Block Seventeen, at 51-1-618-2000, 8:00am to 5:00pm Monday through Friday, or for after-hours emergencies.
- Call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).
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