Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations/Road Closures in Brasilia June 6-8

Local authorities estimate that crowds of up to 10,000 people will gather to demonstrate during the Dilma-Temer legal proceedings at the Electoral Supreme Court (TSE).  These proceedings (and the protests) are expected to last from the evening of June 6th through June 8th.  The TSE is located approximately 2km away from the U.S. Embassy.  Roads commonly used to access the Embassy from Lago Sul will be affected.  Local authorities are well prepared to control the demonstrations but fireworks, noise makers, and sound trucks will likely be used throughout the work day as acts of expression by demonstrators.  As these demonstrations are taking place in the vicinity of the Embassy, please use caution when traveling to the Embassy and around the city. Given road closures travelers to the Embassy may encounter more difficulty than usual.

Police and security forces have historically allowed peaceful protests and urged protestors to act accordingly.  However, some demonstrations in Brazil have resulted in violent clashes.

U.S. citizens should avoid protests and areas where large gatherings may occur.  Even demonstrations or events intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and possibly escalate into violence.  U.S. citizens in Brazil are urged to monitor local news reports and plan their activities accordingly.

If you require assistance, please contact the U.S. Embassy or Consulate using the contact information below.

U.S. Embassy Brasilia
SES – Av. das Nações, Quadra 801, Lote 03
70403-900 – Brasília, DF
Phone: (61) 3312-7000
After-Hours Emergencies: (61) 3312-7400

For further information:

See the State Department’s travel website<> for the Worldwide Caution<>, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and Brazil Country Specific Information<>.

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Call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).