Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Planned Protest March for May 21st and 22nd, 2016

The U.S. Embassy in Maputo informs U.S. citizens of a planned protest march scheduled to occur this Saturday and Sunday, May 21st and 22nd. The planned route for the march is described below.  Please consult a city map to confirm the exact locations.  U.S. citizens are encouraged to avoid these areas during the weekend if possible.

While no violence is anticipated, please be reminded that even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and possibly escalate into violence.  As always, please take proper precautions like avoiding large crowds and always remain aware of your surroundings.  Exercise extra caution within the vicinity of any demonstrations and stay current with media coverage of local events.

Routes of the possible march on May 21 and 22

The march is expected to begin at the confluence of Avenida Tanzania, Avenida Angola and Avenida Eduardo Mondlane in the circle at the statue of former president Eduardo Mondlane.  The march will continue southeast down Avenida Eduardo Mondlane, turning right to continue southwest down Avenida Guerra Popular.  The marchers then plan to turn left onto Avenida 25 de Septembro, walk three blocks and turn left again onto Avenida Samora Machel. The destination is the circle in front of the statue of former president Samora Machel.

For further information:

  • See the State Department’s travel website for the Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and Country Specific Information for Mozambique.
  • Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.
  • Contact the U.S. Embassy in Maputo in Maputo, located at 193, Avenida Kenneth Kaunda, and is open Monday through Thursday 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Friday 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. You may also call 21-49-2797 during normal business hours, 84-306-6480 during after-hours.
  • 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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