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Demonstration Alert: Colombia, Protests and Marches Planned on November 25 Throughout Colombia

Location: Colombia 

 

Event: Demonstrations in Colombia on November 25, 2021 

 

The U.S. Embassy is aware of demonstration activities planned for tomorrow, November 25, 2021, throughout Colombia.  

 

Demonstrations and marches, which may affect travel and could turn violent, are expected in the following locations in Bogotá: 

  • Transmileno stations in Americas, Suba Bosa and Universidad Nacional, Pedagogica and Distrital

Possible marches are expected from the following points to Plaza de Bolivar:

 

  • Universidad Pedagogica
  • Universidad Nacional
  • Parque Nacional
  • Parque Ciudad Jardin

In Cartagena, demonstrations are expected to originate in Municipalities in Bolivar and move toward the city with stops at the toll in Turbaco, the Bolivar Governor's office, Colegio Departmental Nuestra Senora, Plazoleta de Chambacu, Plaza del la Paz and into the Walled City. 

 

Demonstrations and marches are also expected in Barranquilla, Barrancabermeja, Cali, Cucuta, Guajira, Ibague, Medellin, and Monteria. 

 

Exact routes for all demonstrations and marches are subject to change. You may encounter disturbances, traffic detours, and delays associated with these events. 

 

While most protests remain peaceful, large crowds confronted by police or anti-riot forces may turn violent rapidly. If you require assistance, please contact us at the phone number and/or email provided below. 

 

Actions to Take: 

 

·         Avoid protest areas.  

·         Avoid crowds and demonstrations. 

·         Keep a low profile. 

·         Be aware of your surroundings. 

·         Monitor local media for updates. 

·         Plan for alternative travel routes or remain in place if travel becomes difficult. 

 

Assistance: 

 

U.S. Embassy Bogota, Colombia 
Tel. +57-1-275-2000 or 601-275-2000 
acsbogota@state.gov 
https://co.usembassy.gov/ 

 

U.S. Consular Agency, Barranquilla 
conagencybarranquilla@state.gov 

 

U.S. Department of State – Consular Affairs 
1-888-407-4747 or 1-202-501-4444 

 

Colombia Country Information 

 

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