Message to U.S. Citizens: Demonstration Notice

Location:  Nationwide

Event:  The Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities of Ecuador (CONAIE) continues to lead demonstrations nationwide.  Demonstrators have blocked multiple roads around the country, both in cities and rural areas.  There are also reports of violence in some areas, including on Avenida 6 de Diciembre in Quito where demonstrators have reportedly vandalized police cars, started fires, and assaulted law enforcement officials.  The situation is rapidly evolving and could continue to worsen and spread to other areas without notice.  We urge you to remain vigilant, closely monitor the situation for updates, and exercise caution when traveling in both urban and rural areas of the country.

Actions to Take: 

  • Avoid areas affected by demonstration.
  • Consult ECU911 information on latest road closures.   
  • Monitor local media for updates on affected areas.
  • Exercise caution prior to traveling in urban and rural areas.