Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Antananarivo, Madagascar

Location: Announced gathering points include, but are not limited to, downtown and surrounding neighborhoods of City Hall in Analakely, Antananarivo

Event: Demonstrations expected to take place on the morning of April 21. The opposition groups led by the members of parliament from the opposition parties intend to protest against the election law. Recent protests were planned in the provinces and encountered a strong police/security force presence.

U.S. Citizens are advised to avoid those areas beginning at midnight / 12:00 on the evening of April 20 / morning of April 21.

Actions to Take:

  • Avoid the areas of the demonstrations in 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.


U.S. Embassy Antananarivo, Madagascar
(261) 20 23 48000/01

State Department – Consular Affairs

888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444