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Demonstration Alert: Santiago (Chile), Demonstration at US Embassy and Curfew

There are reports of a possible demonstration called for this afternoon, Monday, December 2, 2019 in the vicinity of the U.S. Embassy.  American citizens who require emergency consular services are advised to contact the U.S. Embassy after hours number from 15:00 until the opening of business on Tuesday, December 3.

 

Additionally, there are reports of a protest activity calling for individuals with firearms to shoot into the air starting at 22:00 hours tonight. The U.S. Embassy has issued a security notice that advises all employees and family members to be in their residences no later than 21:45 hours tonight out of an abundance of caution.

 

Protests in Santiago and around the country have been spontaneous and mobile with incidents of violence. Monitor local media for the most up-to-date information regarding active protests.

 

Actions to Take:

·        Monitor local media for updates.

·        Avoid crowds.

·        Avoid demonstrations.

·        Keep a low profile.     

·        Be aware of your surroundings.

·        Carry proper identification.

 

Assistance: U.S. Embassy Santiago, Chile

Phone number: +56 2 2330 3716 (8:30 A.M. to 5:00 P.M) and +56 2 2330 3000 (After business hours)

Email address: SantiagoUSA@state.gov

Embassy website: https://cl.usembassy.gov/

State Department – Consular Affairs 888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444

Country Specific Information for Chile

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