Embassy is aware of potential large demonstrations that may take place on
Saturday, April 15th at 1900 in Casablanca at Mareshal Square near
the Hyatt Hotel. There may be a similar protest in Rabat on Sunday, April
16th. The protests are in response to the death of an Amazigh
child earlier this week.
protests are not directed at the U.S. government nor individual U.S. citizens.
However, the U.S. Embassy recommends that U.S. citizens avoid these
areas during the times of the protests, and to avoid large crowds and gatherings
of a political nature. Should you be in the area of a protest, please
exercise caution, maintain a low profile, and remain aware of your surroundings
as even peaceful protests or demonstrations can be unpredictable and become
violent. If you plan to travel by car in the vicinity of the protests, be
aware of possible traffic jams and try to turn around or take another
route before becoming ensnarled in heavy traffic.
For further information:
See the State Department's travel website for the Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and Morocco Country
in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive
security messages and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.
U.S. Embassy in Rabat is
located at KM 5.7, Avenue Mohammed VI, Souissi, Rabat and can be reached at
0537-63-72-00. Consular Services are located at the U.S.
Consulate General in Casablanca at 8 Blvd. Moulay Youssef.
American Citizens Services can be reached at 0522-642-099 during business
hours. For emergencies after hours, please call 0522-26-45-50 or
1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from
other countries from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern
Standard Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).
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