Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Antananarivo, Madagascar

Location: The Coliseum (near Ivandry) and Mahamasina Stadium in Antananarivo.

Event: A large political demonstration will gather at the Coliseum, less than a mile from the Ivandry
neighborhood, and Mahamasina Stadium on Saturday, December 15, and Sunday, December 16,
beginning at 7:00 a.m. for a political event which may cause heavy vehicle and pedestrian traffic. U.S.
citizens are strongly advised to avoid this area.

Actions to Take:

  • Avoid the areas of the Coliseum in Antananarivo near the Ivandry neighborhood.
  • 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
Madagascar Country Information
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