Protest Alert: Motorcyclists Will Take To The Streets Tomorrow In Bogotá, Airport Access May Be Affected
The US Embassy is aware of a planned demonstration by motorcyclists set to occur on Wednesday October 12, 2022, in Bogota. Protesters plan to meet at Biblioteca Virgilio Barco (Avenida Carrera. 60 No. 57 – 60) at 7:30 am. The exact route is unknown, but during a previous protest that occurred in April, motorcyclists used Calle 26 towards El Dorado Airport, and back to Plaza de Bolivar. They later drove from Plaza de Bolivar to 170th street. The number of protestors is currently unknown, but the previous protest consisted of over 1,000 motorcyclists.
This message has been reprinted in its entirety as issued by the US Embassy in Bogotá.
The Embassy advises U.S. citizens to avoid areas around demonstrations whenever possible and exercise caution when in the vicinity of large gatherings as even peaceful demonstrations have the potential to turn violent without any warning.
Actions to Take:
- Avoid protest areas.
- Avoid crowds and demonstrations.
- Monitor local media for updates.
- Exercise vigilance.
- Be aware of your surroundings.
- Plan for alternative travel routes.
U.S. Consular Agency, Barranquilla
U.S. Department of State – Consular Affairs
1-888-407-4747 or 1-202-501-4444
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