U.S. Embassy Statement on Recent Demonstrations in Dominica

The U.S. Embassy for Barbados, the Eastern Caribbean, and the OECS is closely monitoring the recent demonstrations in Dominica.

We urge those exercising their freedom of assembly to do so responsibly, to avoid violence, and to prevent an escalation of tensions.  We also urge the Government of Dominica to allow peaceful protesters to exercise their rights as provided for by the Dominica Constitution and laws.

As Dominica prepares for national elections on December 6, we encourage respect for the rule of law and the conduct of a transparent democratic process.