Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Quito, Ecuador – October 3, 2019
The Embassy has received notification of multiple road blockades in Quito, Santo Domingo, Cuenca, and Esmeraldas as part of the nationwide transportation strike. Other cities may also be affected.
The Embassy has received reports of demonstrations and road blockades in and around Quito, Santo Domingo, Cuenca, and Esmeraldas as part of a nationwide transportation strike. Other cities may also be affected. There are reports of violence in some areas in the form of tire burning and glass bottles being thrown at vehicles. Transportation throughout Ecuador will be disrupted during the strike.
U.S. government personnel are being advised to utilize caution in moving within and between cities.
Information on protests is widely reported on public media and we encourage U.S. citizens to continue to actively monitor the situation until the strike concludes.
Actions to Take
- Avoid demonstration areas.
- Monitor local media for updates on road closures.
- Avoid crowds.
- U.S. Embassy Quito, Ecuador
+(593)(2) 398-5000 (after hours)
- U.S. Consulate General Guayaquil, Ecuador
+(593)(4) 371-7000 (after hours)
- State Department – Consular Affairs
888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444
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