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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Rabat (Morocco), Two Protests/Demonstrations

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Two protests/demonstrations are scheduled this weekend:

  • On May 26, 2017, at 21:00, Casablanca’s Wydad football team fans intend to gather in the Casablanca Medina to celebrate their National Championship win.
  • On Sunday, May 28 at 22:00, there is a protest scheduled at Place des Nations Unies, Casablanca, in front of the Hyatt Regency.  This protest is in solidarity with ongoing protests in El-Hoceima.

Similar protests may take place in other cities over the weekend at indeterminate times and locations.

These protests are not directed at the U.S. government or individual U.S. citizens; however, it is always prudent to avoid large crowds and gatherings of a political nature.  If you are in the area of a protest/demonstration, exercise caution, maintain a low profile, and remain aware of your surroundings, because peaceful protests or demonstrations can become unpredictable and violent.  If you are driving and traffic becomes ensnarled, you should try to turn around or take another route.

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