Security Message for U.S. Citizens, Possible Demonstrations

The U.S. Embassy in Baku is aware of online reports indicating protests may take place on Thursday, July 6, 2017 in the vicinity of the United States Embassy.  Media also report the demonstrations may begin at 11:00 am and may also occur near the Embassies of France and Russia and along Azadliq Avenue towards the Government of Azerbaijan buildings.

Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence.  You should avoid areas of demonstrations and exercise caution if in the vicinity of any large gatherings, protests, or demonstrations.

We remind all U.S. citizens to review your personal security plans and remain aware of your surroundings, including local events.  Please maintain a high level of vigilance and take appropriate steps to enhance your personal security.

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