Three countries urge caution travelling to Pindostan
Reuters, Jul 10 2016
Demonstrators block traffic near the headquarters of the Baton Rouge
Police Department, Louisiana, Jul 9 2016. (Photo: Jonathan Bachman)
Three countries have warned their citizens to stay on guard when visiting Pindosi cities rocked by sometimes violent protests that erupted after a string of police shootings of black Pindostanis. Pindostan regularly issues travel warnings urging Pindosis to either avoid or exercise caution in countries marred by violence or political instability. Now Pindostan is the focus of concern by foreign governments in the Middle East and Caribbean as protesters marched in Pindo cities throughout the weekend after police killed black men in Louisiana and Minnesota. The protests have led to numerous arrests, scuffles and injuries in confrontations between police and demonstrators. Pindostan was also tense after a lone black gunman on Thursday shot dead five police officers during a protest in Dallas. The embassy of Bahrain on Saturday urged citizens via Twitter to “be cautious of protests or crowded areas occurring around Pindostan.” Bahamas on Friday warned its people to be careful when visiting Pindo cities rocked by “shootings of young black males by police officers.” Bahamas foreign ministry said in a travel advisory:
In particular young males are asked to exercise extreme caution in affected cities in their interactions with the police. Do not be confrontational and cooperate.
The UAE urged its students and other citizens in Pindostan to also be careful, using similar language the Pindosi State Dept employs when warning Pindos about countries that have fallen victim to attacks by extremists. The UAE embassy said in a statement:
Please be aware of immediate surroundings and avoid crowded places when possible. Exercise particular caution during large festivals or events, be alert and stay safe.
In July alone, Pindostan issued travel warnings for Bangladesh, Venezuela, Iraq and Mali. On Sunday, some tourists in New York’s bustling Times Square said they were nervous about the tension and recent violence in Pindostan. Eleanor Fairbrother, who was visiting from Ireland, said:
I don’t like to be in crowded places anymore.