Safety Alert: Planned Demonstrations in Rabat (Sunday, February 11, 2024)

Demonstrations are expected at Bab El Had Square in Rabat on Sunday, February 11, 2024, and are also possible in typical gathering places in other major cities throughout the weekend. Though protests in Morocco are normally peaceful, these events may have large turnouts and crowds may be emotionally charged. Heavy traffic and street closures could result in congestion and delays in the areas of the largest gatherings. Security services may try to prevent large gatherings, creating the potential for more dangerous situations.  U.S. government personnel are advised to avoid those areas.

Actions to take:

  • Avoid the area of the anticipated protests.
  • Monitor local media for updates.
  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • Avoid large crowds.
  • Keep a low profile.
  • Carry proper identification.
  • Use caution when walking or driving at night.