US Embassy issues security alert for citizens in light of “civil unrest”

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    The US Embassy has issued a security alert for its citizens following today’s “civil unrest”.

    U.S. citizens are advised to shelter in place, and monitor embassy updates and local media for information on rioting and demonstrations in the area.

    It is also advising that they:

    • Avoid walking or driving near the areas of East Port of Spain, Cocorite, Maraval
    • Exercise caution if in the vicinity of demonstrations or large gatherings.
    • Monitor local media for updates
    • Be aware of your surroundings

    US citizens in need of help are advised to contact the U.S. Embassy at (868)-622-6371 or the State Department – Consular Affairs (888)407-4747 or (202)501-4444.