Demonstration Alert

Location: Guyana

Event:  The outcome of national elections should be announced shortly.  The U.S. Embassy is not aware of any planned demonstrations, but it is possible that large crowds could gather in the streets or other public venues in reaction to the results.  Host country security and law enforcement will likely have an increased presence during this time and roadblocks could be encountered.   U.S. government personnel have been advised to take precautions to prepare for any unexpected disruptions to their normal routine.

Actions to Take:

  • Avoid large gatherings and demonstrations, as even peaceful demonstrations may quickly turn violent.
  • Monitor local radio or television reports for up to date information.
  • Exercise  caution if unexpectedly in the vicinity of large gatherings or protests.
  • Practice personal preparedness as outlined in this link


U.S. Embassy Georgetown, Guyana
+(592) 225-4900
+(592) 623-1992 (after hours)
U.S. Embassy web page