Demonstration Alert – U.S. Consulate General Chennai, India

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Consulate General Chennai, India (October 13, 2023) 

Location:  Chennai, India.  Planned gathering point is:

  • The neighborhood surrounding the U.S. Consulate General located at 220, Anna Salai, Gemini Circle

Event:  There are calls for a protest of U.S. policies in the Middle East on Tuesday, October 17, 2023, beginning at approximately 4:00 p.m.  U.S. government personnel are advised to expect heightened security, including an increased police presence around the Consulate.  The Consulate does not anticipate any interruption to Consulate operations, but the situation could change quickly.  

Actions to Take:

  • Avoid areas with demonstrations and civil disturbances. 
  •  Keep a low profile.
  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • Monitor local media for updates.
  • Do not draw attention to yourself.
  • Review your personal security plans.


U.S. State Department – Consular Affairs; telephone: 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).