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

Location: Paramaribo, Suriname

Event: Paramaribo Protest and Street Closures

On Friday March 24, 2023, starting at approximately 10:00 AM, a protest will be held at the Independence Square in Downtown Paramaribo, near the Presidential Palace. The size of the protest is unknown. There will be a large police presence in the area. Road closures will be enforced starting at 6:00 AM on March 24, 2023, affecting the following areas:

  • Kleine Dwars/ Sommelsdijckstraat
  • Kleine Combeweg/Roseveltkade
  • Arronstraat/ Grote Combeweg
  • Watermolen/ Lim A Po Straat
  • Henk Arron/Mgr. Wulfingstraat

The U.S. Embassy recommends individuals to remain vigilant and exercise caution at all busy locations, obey local traffic laws, and follow the direction of local law enforcement.

U.S. Embassy Paramaribo, Suriname
Kristalstraat 165, Paramaribo, Suriname
+597 556 700
+597 710-1112 (after 4 PM weekdays; or on holidays or weekends)
State Department – Consular Affairs
888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444
Suriname Country Information
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