Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Beirut, Lebanon (February 5, 2018)

Location:  Awkar Square, Dbayeh, Lebanon

Event:  A demonstration is expected to take place on February 5, 2018 beginning at 12:00pm near Awkar Square.  The group intends to protest the situation in Afrin, Syria.  The following road closure in Awkar will require traffic to avoid the protest: Awkar Square / Circle and the road between The Village and Haddad Company will be closed at 11:00am.

The U.S. Embassy has not changed our security posture, but we are monitoring the situation closely.  Appointments for American Citizens Services have been canceled for Monday, February 5, 2018.  Non-immigrant and immigrant visa appointments have not been affected.

Actions to take:

·         Avoid the area of the demonstration.

·         Exercise caution if in the vicinity of any large gatherings, protests, or demonstrations.

·         Review your personal security plans.

·         Remain aware of your surroundings – including at local events.

·         Monitor local news for updates.

·         Follow the instructions of local authorities.

 

Assistance:

·         U.S. Embassy Beirut, Lebanon

(961) (4) 542600 or (961) (4) 543600
BeirutACS@State.Gov

https://lb.usembassy.gov/

·        State Department – Consular Affairs

888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444

 

For further detailed information regarding travel and security in Lebanon:

Follow the U.S. Embassy in Beirut on Twitter and Facebook

Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Beirut, Lebanon (February 5, 2018)

Location:  Awkar Square, Dbayeh, Lebanon

Event:  A demonstration is expected to take place on February 5, 2018 beginning at 12:00pm near Awkar Square.  The group intends to protest the situation in Afrin, Syria.  The following road closure in Awkar will require traffic to avoid the protest: Awkar Square / Circle and the road between The Village and Haddad Company will be closed at 11:00am.

The U.S. Embassy has not changed our security posture, but we are monitoring the situation closely.  Appointments for American Citizens Services have been canceled for Monday, February 5, 2018.  Non-immigrant and immigrant visa appointments have not been affected.

Actions to take:

·         Avoid the area of the demonstration.

·         Exercise caution if in the vicinity of any large gatherings, protests, or demonstrations.

·         Review your personal security plans.

·         Remain aware of your surroundings – including at local events.

·         Monitor local news for updates.

·         Follow the instructions of local authorities.

 

Assistance:

·         U.S. Embassy Beirut, Lebanon

(961) (4) 542600 or (961) (4) 543600
BeirutACS@State.Gov

https://lb.usembassy.gov/

·         State Department – Consular Affairs

888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444

 

For further detailed information regarding travel and security in Lebanon:

Follow the U.S. Embassy in Beirut on Twitter and Facebook