Demonstration Alert: U.S. Embassy La Paz, Bolivia (Aug 2, 2018)
Location: Nationwide, concentrating in Potosí.
Event: On August 6, 2018, Bolivia will celebrate its Independence Day. Travelers and residents should expect an increase in road closures, rallies, celebrations, and demonstrations in major cities, with a focus at the official Independence Day celebrations in Potosí. Violence is not expected, but any rally or demonstration has the potential to become dangerous.
Actions to Take:
- Avoid road blocks and exercise caution if in the vicinity of any large gatherings or protests.
- Do not attempt to pass through road blocks forcibly.
- Monitor local media for updates.
- Plan for alternate travel routes in case of road blocks.
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