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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Luanda (Angola), Planned Demonstrations on June 3

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The U.S. Embassy has learned that supporters of several political parties plan to demonstrate throughout Angola on Saturday, June 3.  Demonstrations are scheduled to take place in Luanda, with a final destination of Independence Square, as well as in cities outside of the capital. 

Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence.  Avoid areas where demonstrations are taking place and exercise caution when in the vicinity of any large gatherings, protests, or demonstrations.

Review your personal security plans, remain aware of your surroundings, including local events, and monitor local news stations for updates.  Be vigilant and take appropriate steps to enhance your personal security.