Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Elections Scheduled for June 3

The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens that Lesotho will hold a snap election on June 3.  The campaign period is already underway, marked by frequent political gatherings and rallies natiowide. 

Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence.  Avoid areas where demonstrations are taking place and exercise caution when in the vicinity of any large gatherings, protests, or demonstrations.

Review your personal security plans, remain aware of your surroundings, including local events, and monitor local news stations for updates.  Be vigilant and take appropriate steps to enhance your personal security.

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