Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Baghdad, Iraq, October 24, 2019

Location:  Baghdad and other major cities, with the exception of the Iraqi Kurdistan Region.

Event:  According to reports, large-scale demonstrations are expected to take place on Friday, October 25, 2019, beginning after Friday prayers.  U.S. citizens may see a heavy police presence.  As with prior demonstrations, road closures throughout major cities, including the Baghdad International Zone, are likely.

Actions to Take:

  • Per the May 2019 travel advisory, do not travel to Iraq
  • Avoid areas of demonstrations
  • Comply with directives from authorities
  • Monitor local media for updates