Demonstration Alert – U. S. Consulate General Porto Alegre, Brazil

Subject: Demonstration Alert – U. S. Consulate General Porto Alegre, Brazil (August 12, 2019)

Location: Esquina Democratica in the Centro Historico of Porto Alegre

Event: Demonstrations are expected to take place on Tuesday, August 13, 2019, beginning at 5 pm local time and lasting until midnight.  The demonstration intends to protest policies of the federal government. Spontaneous demonstrations in other parts of the city are also possible.  Police have not ruled out the possibility that the demonstrations could become violent.  Past protests in the Porto Alegre metropolitan region have included demonstrators blocking the major roadways into the city with burning tires and other debris. Protestors have also blocked the entrances and exits to parking lots for public transportation preventing busses from circulating in the city.

U.S. government personnel are advised to avoid areas where demonstrations are taking place.

Actions to Take:

  • Avoid the areas of the demonstrations.
  • Exercise caution if unexpectedly in the vicinity of large gatherings or protests.
  • Monitor local media for updates.


U.S. Embassy Brasilia
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70403-900 – Brasília, DF
Phone: (61) 3312-7000
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Bairro Boa Vista Recife, PE – 50.070-060
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Av. Presidente Wilson, 147 Castelo
Rio de Janeiro, RJ — 20030-020
Entrance at Rua Santa Luzia
Phone: (21) 3823-2000
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Chácara Santo Antonio,
São Paulo, SP — 04709-110
Phone: (11) 3250-5000
After-Hours Emergencies: (11) 3250-5373

U.S. Consulate Porto Alegre
Av. Assis Brasil, 1889
Passo d’Areia
Porto Alegre, RS 91010-005
55-51-98293-0446 (after hours)

State Department – Consular Affairs
888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444
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