Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Dili, Timor-Leste (October 26 and 29, 2018)
Location: In front of Parliament, centered on the park to the west of the National University
Event: The Timor-Leste Students Movement (MUTL) have received permission to hold a protest against the purchase of new vehicles for Members of Parliament on Friday, October 26 and Monday, October 29.
Expect heavy pedestrian traffic, possible roadblocks, and a heavy police presence. In previous protests, protestors threw stones at vehicles and harassed bystanders.
Actions to Take:
- Avoid the areas of the demonstrations.
- Exercise caution if unexpectedly in the vicinity of large gatherings or protests.
- Monitor local media for updates.
U.S. Embassy Dili, Timor-Leste
(670) 7723-1328 (after hours)
Call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).