Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Planned Political Rally in Antananarivo on July 29

The U.S. Embassy advises U.S. citizens to avoid the vicinity of Mahamasina Stadium and central Antananarivo during a planned political rally on Saturday, July 29.

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.

Review your personal security plans, remain aware of your surroundings, including local events, and monitor local news stations for updates.  Be vigilant and take appropriate steps to enhance your personal security.

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