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28 Nov 2020 | 12:11 PM UTC

Haiti: Security situation reported in Port-au-Prince’s Petionville area November 28

Security situation reported in Petionville area of Port-au-Prince on November 28; avoid protests as a precaution

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Event

The US embassy in Port-au-Prince has issued a security alert stating that a security situation of an unspecified nature has been reported in the Petionville area of Port-au-Prince on Saturday, November 28. The Embassy has stated that it received information regarding gunfire in the vicinity of the Giant supermarket and the Conseil Electoral Provisoire office. The incident comes as the electoral council announced that it was preparing a timetable and a draft electoral decree for the 2021 elections as the government faces international pressure to speed up preparations. 

A heightened security presence and localized travel disruptions should be anticipated in the vicinity of the incident.

Advice

Those in Port-au-Prince are advised to avoid the area, monitor developments, avoid all protests and demonstrations, anticipate localized disruptions to transportation and business operations, and adhere to instructions issued by local authorities.

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