Warden Message No. 114
Ongoing Demonstration Today October 18th, 2010
U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince issued the following Warden Message on October 18th, 2010:
The U.S. Embassy in Port-au-Prince is issuing this Warden Message to alert U.S. citizens that there is a violent demonstration downtown, in the Fort Nationale area. All trips to Fort Nationale should be rescheduled. Note: Violent protests are expected daily throughout the downtown area for the coming weeks. The absence of a security alert does not imply that the streets are clear. Caution should always be exercised when traveling in and around Port-au-Prince, especially in downtown Port-au-Prince, Carrefour, Cite Soleil, and the Croix des Bouquets areas.
Avoid this area until further notice. Note that violent protest activity is expected to occur on a near-daily basis for the next few weeks, in the downtown area near Champ de Mars and the state universities. American citizens are advised to avoid this area and should monitor media coverage to stay abreast of the situation as it develops. Americans in Haiti are advised to remain alert and to avoid all demonstrations as they can result in violence and require police intervention.
U.S. citizens are advised to maintain an increased level of vigilance when traveling in and around Port-au-Prince. They should be aware of their surroundings at all times and are encouraged to register with the U.S. Embassy. They can do so at https://travelregistration.state.gov/ibrs/ui/.