Security Alert-U.S. Embassy Beirut, Lebanon (17 October 2019)

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Beirut, Lebanon (17 October 2019)
Location:  Beirut and Cities Throughout Lebanon
Event:  Anti-government protests are going on in downtown Beirut and other cities in Lebanon.  Media are reporting thousands of people on the streets, with protestors in Beirut burning tires and blocking major arteries, including roads to the airport.  Riot police are responding.

Actions to take:
—  Monitor local news for updates on location and activity.
—  Avoid the areas of demonstration.
— 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:

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