Security Precautions Following Referendum

Following the constitutional referendum held by the Government of the Republic of Congo on October 25, political gatherings and spontaneous demonstrations are still possible in the coming days and weeks.  With both text messaging and internet services remaining unreliable, the U.S. Embassy urges U.S. citizens to be highly vigilant about personal security.  Remain aware of your surroundings and local events by monitoring international and national media outlets for updates.

Take all appropriate steps to enhance your personal security, including avoiding areas of demonstrations and exercising caution in the vicinity of any large gatherings, protests, or demonstrations.  Remember, even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence.

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