Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy, Libreville, Gabon (October 8, 2018)
Location: Sao Tome, Sao Tome and Principe
Event: A large crowd gathered in the city of Sao Tome near the Election Commission Headquarters at approximately 19:00 on Monday, October 8, 2018. The crowd reportedly dispersed after a confrontation with the National Police.
U.S. government personnel are advised to avoid the Election Commission Headquarters and other areas where crowds may gather.
Actions to Take:
- Avoid the area surrounding Election Commission Headquarters and other areas where crowds may gather such as city plazas and town squares.
- Monitor local media for updates.
- Avoid crowds.
- Avoid demonstrations.
U.S. Embassy, Libreville, Gabon
+241 01 45 71 00
State Department – Consular Affairs
888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444
Sao Tome and Principe Country Information: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/international-travel/International-Travel-Country-Information-Pages/SaoTomeandPrincipe.html
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