Breaking News: Large protest expected in front of US embassy in Port-au-Prince, in response to Trump's insult

Posted by on Monday, January 22, 2018 Under: Migration
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A massive protest is expected later today in front of the US Embassy in Port-au-Prince, the protest was planned last week in response to the reported insulting remark the American President, Donald Trump, made about Haiti last week when he referred to it, along with El Salvador and the African continent as "shit holes."

The protest is organized by the opposition and the march is expected to go through many populous neighborhoods throughout the capital, to gather as many people as possible before reaching the american embassy in Tabare, which earlier this morning published a warning on its website regarding the upcoming demonstration.

"Large protest expected outside of the U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince.
Actions to Take: Please limit your coming and going to/from the Embassy during this time. If the protest is large and/or violent, U.S. Embassy employees will be expected to shelter in place. No one will be able to enter or depart during this time and anyone outside of the Embassy will be directed to shelter in place at an offsite location.

Assistance: Visit the U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince website, or contact the Embassy for up-to-date information on travel restrictions. You can also call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free from within the United States and Canada, or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries. These numbers are available from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).

Follow the Bureau of Consular Affairs on Twitter and Facebook. For all emergencies involving U.S. citizens, contact the American Citizen Services unit of the U.S. Embassy’s consular section, located at Tabarre 41, Boulevard du 15 Octobre, Tabarre, Port-au-Prince, Haiti; telephone (dialing from the United States) 011-509-2229-8000;"

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