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Security Alert: Potential December 20 Protests


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Location: Panama City, Panama  


Event: Tuesday December 20, 2022, marks the 33rd anniversary of Operation Just Cause.  Historically, on this date demonstrations and protests have occurred at various points throughout Panama City and at the U.S. Embassy in Clayton.  The U.S. Embassy is not aware of any planned protest activity in Clayton.  As a precaution, however, access on and off the U.S. Embassy compound will be restricted on December 20 and the Consular Section will be closed to the public. 


Actions to Take Should Protests Occur:  

  • Avoid Demetrio B. Lakas Ave. in Clayton in front of the U.S. Embassy. 
  • Monitor local media for updates.  
  • Avoid demonstrations
  • Be aware of your surroundings. 


U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama
+507 317-5000



State Department – Consular Affairs
+1 (888)407-4747 or +1 (202)501-4444 


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