With Tamil Nadu on high alert, US issues advisory to its nationals

The US Consulate General in Chennai has suspended appointments for routine services to US citizens and visa applicants in the wake of developments after Tamil Nadu CM's cardiac arrest. The consul issued a statement on
US issues advisory to its nationals - India TV
India TV News Desk Chennai December 05, 2016 10:33 IST

The US Consulate General in Chennai has suspended appointments for routine services to US citizens and visa applicants in the wake of developments after Tamil Nadu CM's cardiac arrest.

The consul issued a statement on Monday.

The American State Department advised US citizens that "even gatherings intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence". "You should avoid areas off demonstrations and exercise caution in the vicinity of any large gatherings, protests, or demonstrations," it said.

The Consul has also advised US citizens staying in Chennai to “review your personal security plans; remain aware of your surroundings, including local events; and monitor local news stations for updates.”

“U.S. citizens are reminded that even gatherings intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence. You should avoid areas of demonstrations, and exercise caution if in the vicinity of any large gatherings, protests, or demonstrations,” the statement said.

The advisory comes hours Tamil Nadu CM suffered a cardiac arrest and thousands of people gathered outside Chennai's Apollo Hospital where she was admitted for over two months.

 
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