Message to U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Paramaribo

Location: Paramaribo, Suriname

Event: Protests – Downtown Paramaribo – February 17, 2023

On February 17, 2023, starting at approximately 10:00 AM, protests will be held at Independence Square in downtown Paramaribo, in the vicinity of the Torarica Hotel. The protests concern the current political and economic situation in the country. Several unions will be participating and have urged numerous companies and organizations to attend. The size of the protest is unknown; however, the Surinamese Police Force predict up to 1000 possible protest participants.

Road closures are expected at Kleine Waterstraat, Van Roseveltkadestraat, Grote Combeweg and Henk Aaronstraat. The U.S. Embassy recommends personnel avoid protest areas, consider alternate routes, and follow all traffic rules and regulations.

U.S. Embassy Paramaribo, Suriname
Kristalstraat 165, Paramaribo, Suriname
+597 556 700
State Department – Consular Affairs
888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444
Suriname Country Information
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