Demonstration Alert – Protests in the Dominican Republic

Locations: Government offices in Santo Domingo, and cities and towns throughout the Dominican Republic.

Event: The recent suspension of municipal elections has resulted in protests that could continue up to the rescheduled elections on March 15th.  Protests have occurred outside of the Junta Central Electoral in Santo Domingo, but major government buildings like Congress or the Presidential Palace could also be targeted.  Protests are expected in many cities throughout the country, typically outside government buildings or symbolic locations.  Protests can disrupt traffic and should be avoided as they have the potential to become confrontational quickly.

Actions to Take:

  • Avoid the area.
  • Monitor local media for updates.
  • Avoid crowds and demonstrations.
  • Keep a low profile.
  • Notify friends and family of your safety.
  • Be aware of your surroundings