Demonstration Alert: U.S. Mission Maldives (October 13, 2023)

Location: Malé, Maldives

Event: A public gathering/motorcycle rally to show support for Palestine is planned in Malé on Friday, October 13 at 4PM.  This gathering is expected to draw approximately 3000 people and may cause traffic congestions in the Malé area.  Additional, smaller rallies may occur throughout Maldives.

Avoid areas where demonstrations are taking place and exercise caution when in the vicinity of large gatherings, protests, or demonstrations.

Actions to Take:

·        Avoid areas of rallies or demonstrations.
·        Exercise caution if unexpectedly in the vicinity of large gatherings or protests.
·        Monitor local media for updates.
·        Keep a low profile.

For Assistance:
U.S. Embassy – Colombo, Sri Lanka
+94-(0)11-202-8500 Phone

State Department – Consular Affairs
888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444

For Maldives:

Maldives Country Information

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Sri Lanka Country Information

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