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Security Alert: Port-au-Prince (Haiti), Petion-Ville Demonstrations near Place St. Pierre and Avenue John Brown

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (September 19, 2019)


Location:  Petion-Ville, near Place St. Pierre and Avenue John Brown


Events: Reports of a group of violent demonstrators throwing rocks and bottles at motorists in Petion-Ville, near Place St Pierre and of a large group of motorcyclists near Avenue John Brown possibly heading for PV.

Actions to take:

·        Avoid the area;

·        Avoid demonstrations and any large gatherings of people;

·        Do not attempt to drive through roadblocks; and

·         If you encounter a roadblock, turn around and get to a safe area.


·         U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Tabarre 41, Route de Tabarre

Emergencies: +509-2229-8000

Non-emergency inquiries: acspap@state.gov

Website: https://ht.usembassy.gov/

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1-888-407-4747 toll-free from the United States and Canada

1-202-501-4444from other countries

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