Message for U.S. Citizens- Confech March

Security Message for U.S. Citizens- May 8, 2017

This Message is to alert U.S. citizens residing and traveling in Chile that The Confederation of Students of Chile (CONFECH) has called for nationwide demonstrations on Tuesday, May 9. In Santiago, the march is expected to begin at 11:00 a.m. at Plaza Italia in downtown Santiago and will proceed west on Avenida Libertador Bernardo O’Higgins.

Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence.  Local law enforcement recommends avoiding these areas during the march.  Generally, you should exercise caution if in the vicinity of any large gatherings, protests, or demonstrations.  We advise you to monitor the media for the latest information on the location of the demonstration and be alert to your surroundings.

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