According to the Ministry of Public Security, at least three policemen and one protester were killed amid clashes over land disputes in Dong Tam near Hanoi on Thursday, January 9. Protesters reportedly attacked security forces near a military airport using hand grenades, petrol bombs, and knives.
A heightened security presence is to be expected in the near term. Further clashes between security forces and protesters cannot be ruled out.
Individuals in Dong Tam are advised to monitor developments, avoid all protests due to the risk of violence, budget extra time to reach their destinations if traveling through areas affected by demonstrations, prepare for associated disruptions to transportation and business, and adhere to instructions issued by the local authorities and their home governments.