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Demonstration Alert: Beirut (Lebanon), February 5 Protest in Dbayeh

Near East > Lebanon

Location:  Awkar Square, Dbayeh, Lebanon

Event:  A demonstration is expected to take place on February 5, 2018 beginning at 12:00pm near Awkar Square.  The group intends to protest the situation in Afrin, Syria.  The following road closure in Awkar will require traffic to avoid the protest: Awkar Square / Circle and the road between The Village and Haddad Company will be closed at 11:00am.

The U.S. Embassy has not changed our security posture, but we are monitoring the situation closely.  Appointments for American Citizens Services have been canceled for Monday, February 5, 2018.  Non-immigrant and immigrant visa appointments have not been affected.

Actions to take:

*         Avoid the area of the demonstration.

*         Exercise caution if in the vicinity of any large gatherings, protests, or demonstrations.

*         Review your personal security plans.

*         Remain aware of your surroundings - including at local events.

*         Monitor local news for updates.

*         Follow the instructions of local authorities.


*         U.S. Embassy Beirut, Lebanon

o   (961) (4) 542600 or (961) (4) 543600


*         State Department - Consular Affairs

o   888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444

For further detailed information regarding travel and security in Lebanon:

  *   Visit the State Department's travel website Travel.State.Gov<> to review the Travel Warning for Lebanon<>, Country-Specific Information for Lebanon<>, and the Worldwide Caution<>.
  *   Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP)<> to receive the latest security updates and make it easier for the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate to contact you in an emergency.
  *   Follow the U.S. Embassy in Beirut on Twitter<> and Facebook<>.