Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Protests in Cocody/Deux Plateau Area

The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens of protests scheduled for Monday, September 28, 2015. The protestors from the opposition parties are expected to assemble around the Hotel Ivoire (in Cocody) between 06:00-10:00 and then march to Radio Television Ivoirienne (RTI) station in Cocody (on Boulevard Latrille) for speeches before continuing their march to Conseil Electoral Independente (CEI) headquarters at the intersection of Boulevard Latrille and Rue des Jardins in Deux Plateau. The protests are expected to occur from 10:00 until 17:00 hrs.

Review your personal security plans; remain aware of your surroundings; and monitor local news stations for updates. Maintain a high level of vigilance and take appropriate steps to enhance your personal security.

Remember, 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.

For further information: See the State Department’s travel website for the Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and Côte d’Ivoire Country Specific Information. Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.

Contact the U.S. Embassy in Cote d’Ivoire, located in the Riviera Golf neighborhood of the Cocody section of Abidjan, at +225 22-49-40-00, 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Friday. After-hours emergency number for U.S. citizens is +225-22-49-44-50.

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