There are planned demonstrations by several civil society groups starting from 10:00 hrs. and running until 16:00 hrs. on Saturday, August 23, 2014. The demonstrations are expected to start at Largo de Independência and end in front of the Presidential Palace. Reports suggest the demonstrations may take place in front of the U.S. Embassy.
U.S. citizens should exercise caution and avoid the areas around Largo da Independência, the Presidential Palace and the U.S. Embassy during this time.
Large public gatherings of any kind are typically unpredictable and can become flashpoints for violence. U.S. citizens are advised to minimize exposure in the streets and maintain good situational awareness.
We strongly recommend that U.S. citizens traveling to or residing in Angola enroll in the Department of State’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) at travel.state.gov. STEP enrollment gives you the latest security updates, and makes it easier for the U.S. embassy or nearest U.S. consulate to contact you in an emergency. If you don’t have Internet access, enroll directly with the nearest U.S. embassy.
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The U.S. Embassy in Angola is located at Rua Houari Boumedienne #32 Miramar, Luanda Angola. U.S. citizens can contact us at:
- +(244) 222-641-000
- Emergency After-Hours Telephone +(244) 222-641-000
- Fax +(244) 222-641-259
- Email: ConsularLuanda@state.gov