Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Parliamentary Elections

The Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy in Kyrgyz Republic would like to bring to the attention of U.S. citizens residing or traveling in Kyrgyz Republic the following security message regarding the upcoming parliamentary elections:

On October 4, the Kyrgyz Republic will hold parliamentary elections throughout the country.  These events will likely lead to an increased police presence, and foot and motor traffic in and around polling areas.

While the U.S. Embassy has no information indicating that there will be election-related violence, it is important to remember that even gatherings intended to be peaceful can quickly turn confrontational and escalate into violence.  You should avoid areas of demonstrations, and exercise caution if in the vicinity of any large gatherings, protests, or demonstrations.

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