The U.S Embassy today issued a security alert to its citizens in Trinidad due to civil unrest within the Capital City.
According to a Facebook post made by the Embassy, they are advising U.S citizens to be advised about reports of civil unrest in the areas of Beetham Highway, East Port of Spain, and Maraval, Port of Spain with additional reports of rioting and gunfire exchange on Beetham Highway and East Port of Spain areas.
The U.S. Embassy said “citizens are advised to shelter in place, and monitor embassy updates and local media for information on rioting and demonstrations in the area.”
They have also advised citizens to take the following action:
· Avoid walking or driving near the areas of East Port of Spain, Cocorite, Maraval
· Exercise caution if in the vicinity of demonstrations or large gatherings
· Monitor local media for updates.
· Be aware of your surroundings