Event(s): Protesters and police are clashing in downtown Panama City. Riot police are dispensing tear gas. U.S. Embassy personnel have been advised to avoid activities in downtown areas as well as demonstrations and protests.
While most demonstrations are non-violent, the Panamanian National Police have used tear gas and/or riot control munitions in response to demonstrations, particularly when roadways are blocked, or aggression is used against the police.
Actions to Take:
· Avoid demonstrations.
· Monitor local media for updates.
· Exercise caution if unexpectedly in the vicinity of large gatherings or protests.
· Register for STEP (link below) and refer to our website for the latest alerts and messages for U.S. citizens.
U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama
State Department – Consular Affairs
+1 (888)407-4747 or +1 (202)501-4444
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