Planned Demonstrations and Large Public Gatherings throughout Peru – November 5-19, 2015 (November 5, 2015)

The Peruvian National Police (PNP) has informed RSO of the following scheduled protests and large gatherings that may have impact on personal security and traffic patterns in areas throughout Peru.  Please exercise caution if in these locations during the below listed dates and times.  Protests can last for hours after the time identified.  Please plan accordingly.

Date: November 5, 2015
Location: Lima, Campo de Marte
Group: National Federation of Municipal Workers of Peru; 200 people expected
Cause: Anti-judicial protest
Date: November 5, 2015
Location: Lima, Plaza San Martin to Congress
Group: Confederation of Public workers of Peru; 100 people expected
Cause: Protest against new labor laws
Date: November 5, 2015
Location: Lima (further details not established)
Group: Workers of Penitentiary system.
Cause: Salary increases
Date/Time: November 5, 2015; 10:00 A.M.
Location: Lima, Plaza San Martin to Congress
Group: “Alianza Universitaria;” 200 people expected.
Cause: Public transportation issues
Date/Time: November 5, 2015; 10:00 A.M.
Location: Lima, Plaza Union to Congress
Group: Education workers union; 200 people expected
Claim: Salary increases
Date/Time: November 5, 2015; 4:00 P.M.
Location: Lima, Plaza Bolognesi.
Group: Facebook – “Anonymous Peru;” 100 people expected
Cause: Public corrpution
Date/Time: November 6, 2015; 10:00 A.M.
Location: Lima, Ministry of Interior building
Group: “Marcial Aquiles de la Cruz Moreno / Grupo Coraje Pensionistas PNP ”
Cause: Demand for pension increases
Date: November 6, 2015
Location: Arequipa, Plaza España.
Group: Defense of Tambo Valley group; 300 people expected
Cause: Protest against mining in Tingo Maria
Date: November 8, 2015
Location: Lima, Plaza San Martin to District of Rimac
Group: Front Anti-Taurino; 200 people expected
Cause: Animal rights
Date: November 9, 2015
Location: Lima, Plaza San Martin
Group: National Federation of University Administrative Workers; 100 people expected
Cause: Salary increases
Date: November 9, 2015
Location(s): Lima, Plaza San Martin; also Tacna, Ucayali, San Martin, Puno, Pasco, Loreto, Lambayeque, La Libertad, Junin, Ica, Huanuco and Cusco)
Group: National Federation of University Administrative workers of Education; 500 people expected
Claim: Salary increases
Date: November 9, 12, and 19, 2015
Location: Lima, Plaza San Martin
Group: National Federation of Health Workers; 200 people expected
Claim: Salary increases

Date: November 4-6, 2015

Location: Junin, Chanchamayo.

Group: Indigenous People of Central Jungle (Pueblos Indigenas de la Selva Central), 300 people

Cause: Agricultural agreements with local government

Date: November 5, 2015

Location: Lima, Campo de Marte

Group: National Federation of Municipal Workers of Peru; 200 people expected

Cause: Anti-judicial protest

Date: November 5, 2015

Location: Lima, Plaza San Martin to Congress

Group: Confederation of Public workers of Peru; 100 people expectedCause: Protest against new labor laws

Date: November 5, 2015

Location: Lima (further details not established)Group: Workers of Penitentiary system.

Cause: Salary increases

Date/Time: November 5, 2015; 10:00 A.M.

Location: Lima, Plaza San Martin to Congress

Group: “Alianza Universitaria;” 200 people expected.

Cause: Public transportation issues

Date/Time: November 5, 2015; 10:00 A.M.

Location: Lima, Plaza Union to Congress

Group: Education workers union; 200 people expected

Claim: Salary increases

 

Date/Time: November 5, 2015; 4:00 P.M.

Location: Lima, Plaza Bolognesi.

Group: Facebook – “Anonymous Peru;” 100 people expected

Cause: Public corrpution

 

Date/Time: November 6, 2015; 10:00 A.M.

Location: Lima, Ministry of Interior building

Group: “Marcial Aquiles de la Cruz Moreno / Grupo Coraje Pensionistas PNP”

Cause: Demand for pension increases

 

Date: November 6, 2015

Location: Arequipa, Plaza España.

Group: Defense of Tambo Valley group; 300 people expected

Cause: Protest against mining in Tingo Maria

 

Date: November 8, 2015

Location: Lima, Plaza San Martin to District of Rimac

Group: Front Anti-Taurino; 200 people expected

Cause: Animal rights

 

Date: November 9, 2015

Location: Lima, Plaza San Martin

Group: National Federation of University Administrative Workers; 100 people expected

Cause: Salary increases

 

Date: November 9, 2015

Location(s): Lima, Plaza San Martin; also Tacna, Ucayali, San Martin, Puno, Pasco, Loreto, Lambayeque, La Libertad, Junin, Ica, Huanuco and Cusco)

Group: National Federation of University Administrative workers of Education; 500 people expected

Claim: Salary increases

 

Date: November 9, 12, and 19, 2015

Location: Lima, Plaza San Martin

Group: National Federation of Health Workers; 200 people expected

Claim: Salary increases

 

U.S. citizens are advised to avoid large crowds and demonstrations and are strongly encouraged to maintain a high level of vigilance, maintain awareness of local events and their surroundings, and take the appropriate steps to bolster their personal security.  It is illegal in Peru for foreigners to participate in demonstrations.  In the past, some U.S. citizens who have been caught up in political demonstrations in Peru have been detained and expelled from the country.

Demonstrations in Peru are often peaceful, but can quickly escalate into violent confrontations.

You can stay in touch and get Embassy updates by checking the Embassy Lima website.  Up-to-date information on security can also be obtained by calling 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or, for callers outside the United States and Canada, by calling the regular toll line at 1-202-501-4444. These numbers are available from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).

U.S. citizens are encouraged to enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP). U.S. citizens without internet access may enroll directly at the nearest U.S. Embassy or U.S. Consulate. By enrolling, U.S. citizens make it easier for the embassy/consulates to contact them in case of emergency.  Stay up to date by bookmarking our Bureau of Consular Affairs website, which contains the current Travel Warnings and Travel Alerts as well as the Worldwide Caution. Follow us on Twitter and the Bureau of Consular Affairs page on Facebook, and download our free Smart Traveler iPhone App to have travel information at your fingertips.

For any emergencies involving U.S. citizens, please contact the American Citizens Services (ACS) Unit of the U.S. Embassy’s Consular Section, located in Monterrico, a suburb of Lima, at Avenida La Encalada, Block Seventeen; telephone 51-1-618-2000 during business hours (8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.) or for after-hours emergencies; website.  The Consular Section is open for emergency services, including registration, from 8:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. weekdays, excluding U.S. and Peruvian holidays. Non-emergency services are provided by appointment only.

For information on “What the Department of State Can and Can’t Do in a Crisis,” please visit the Bureau of Consular Affairs’ Emergencies and Crisis link at https://travel.state.gov/content/passports/en/emergencies/crisis-support.html.