Here is the latest ACS message from the U.S. Embassy in Panama City.
American Citizen Services at the U.S. Embassy in Panama would like to make U.S. citizens in Panama aware of an organized march, the “March for Justice and Dignity Protest,” which is scheduled to take place tomorrow, January 29, 2015 at 4PM in Panama City. Currently available information indicates that this is intended to be a peaceful protest against corruption that will begin in the vicinity of the Iglesia del Carmen, on the intersection of Via España with Federico Boyd, and which should conclude near the Parque Porras on Avenida Peru. Other areas could see similar marches or demonstrations. Some schools have cancelled after-school activities for tomorrow in anticipation of additional traffic congestion which could impact bus routes. The U.S. Embassy alerts U.S. citizens to possible street closures and traffic congestion as other areas could see similar marches or demonstrations. All U.S. citizens are reminded to remain diligent in your personal security.
For up-to-date information on security, Americans traveling abroad should regularly monitor the Department’s Internet web site at http://travel.state.gov. Further information on safety and security can also be obtained by calling 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or on a regular toll line at 1-202-501-4444. These numbers are available from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).
U.S. citizens who travel to or reside in Panama are encouraged to enroll in the State Department’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP). By enrolling, you make it easier for the U.S. Embassy to contact you in case of an emergency.