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Demonstration Alert September 7, 2023 – U.S. Embassy Lilongwe
September 7, 2023

Location: The demonstration route is planned to begin at the Lilongwe Community Centre at 8:00am on Thursday, September 7, continue onto M1 (Kamuzu Processions Road) past the Crossroads Traffic Circle towards the Area 18 traffic interchange, then onto Presidential Way, past the Parliament Building and then towards Kamuzu Palace.

Event: A civil society group, known as Malawi First Pressure Group of Concerned Citizens, has scheduled a peaceful demonstration on Thursday, September 7, 2023.  The same group led a protest on Wednesday, August 30, 2023, which resulted in a clash with another group.  The protest ended when Malawian Police deployed tear gas to disperse the crowds.  Information about this demonstration is slowly developing.  Traffic may be disrupted along the route, and it is always possible for crowds to grow and turn violent without warning.  Tear gas may be deployed to disperse large crowds.

Actions to Take:

  • Avoid the areas of the demonstration.
  • Exercise caution if unexpectedly in the vicinity of large gatherings or protests.
  • Monitor local media for updates.
  • Keep a low profile.
  • Review your personal security plans.


  • US. Embassy Lilongwe, Malawi

+(265) 1 773 166

+(265) 999 591 024



  • State Department – Consular Affairs

888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444