Alert: Possible Protests Starting Tomorrow, May 30

Location:  Addis Ababa             

Event: The U.S. Embassy is monitoring calls on social media for protests at several locations around Addis Ababa over the next few days.  These include a demonstration against U.S. sanctions and foreign influence in Ethiopia tomorrow, Sunday May 30, at the stadium and Meskel Square areas from 8:00 a.m. to noon. Road closures in the area could begin as early as 6:00 a.m. and may last into the early afternoon.  Heavy police presence is expected. 


Actions to Take: 

  • Monitor local media for breaking news on such events; 
  • Avoid large crowds and demonstrations; 
  • Be aware of your surroundings; 
  • Keep a low profile. 



U.S. Embassy Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 


+251-111-306-911 or 011-130-6000 (after hours) 

State Department – Consular Affairs

888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444

Ethiopia Country Information

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