Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Algiers

Location: Throughout Algeria

Event:  Demonstrations are expected to continue to take place throughout the country in the coming weeks. At previous demonstrations, there were reports of confrontations between police and demonstrators involving tear gas and water cannons as well as reports of property damage, injuries, and detentions. Increased movement restrictions into the capital are expected before demonstrations, including the possible impounding of vehicles. U.S. government personnel are encouraged to limit non-essential movements during and immediately after large demonstrations and instructed not to participate, watch, or remain near demonstrations. The Embassy will issue future alerts if the security situation changes significantly or there is specific information or an incident which requires additional messaging.

Actions to take: 

  • Be aware of your surroundings and exercise caution if unexpectedly in the vicinity of demonstrations, even if they appear peaceful.
  • Avoid large gatherings and rallying points for demonstrations.
  • Monitor media for updates.
  • Review personal security plans. For planning resources, go to the following State Department website.

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