Location: Porto Alegre
Event: A sizable protest, with potential for violence, is planned for today, Friday April 6 in Porto Alegre. The demonstration is being organized in response to the recent legal proceedings involving former President Luiz Ignacio Lula da Silva, and will take place at Esquina Democratica – beginning at 5:00 p.m. and possibly going until midnight. Other spontaneous demonstrations throughout the city are possible.
Actions to Take:
- You should avoid areas of demonstrations, and exercise caution if in the vicinity of any large gatherings, protests, or demonstrations. Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence.
- Review your personal security plans; remain aware of your surroundings, including local events. Maintain a high level of vigilance and take appropriate steps to enhance your personal security.
- Monitor local media for updates.
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State Department – Consular Affairs
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