Location: Announced gathering points include, but are not limited to, the Coliseum in Antsonjombe and near the downtown and surrounding neighborhoods of City Hall in Analakely, Antananarivo.
Event: Demonstrations expected to take place on May 26 beginning at 10:00 am. Supporters of the current President will gather at the Coliseum and the opposition groups will gather downtown.
American citizens are recommended to avoid those areas beginning at 10:00 a.m. on May 26.
Actions to Take:
- Avoid the areas of the demonstrations in the Coliseum in Antsonjombe, Analakely and the surrounding areas in downtown Antananarivo of Soarano, Behoririka, Tsaralalana, Ambodifilao, Ambatomena, Andohan’Analakely, and Ambohijatovo.
- Exercise caution if unexpectedly in the vicinity of large gatherings or protests.
- Monitor local media for updates.
- Review your personal security plans.
- Keep a low profile.
State Department – Consular Affairs
888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444