The Bahamas’ Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Immigration issued a travel advisory yesterday in response to recent police shootings of black men.
The shootings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile renewed the national discussion about police shooting and racial disparities in the criminal justice system.
The travel advisory from the Bahamas says, “The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Immigration has taken a note of the recent tensions in some American cities over shootings of young black males by police officers.”
And because some Bahamians might be traveling to the U.S. this summer, they issued this warning:
We wish to advise all Bahamians traveling to the US but especially to the affected cities to exercise appropriate caution generally. 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.
If there is any issue please allow consular offices for The Bahamas to deal with the issues. Do not get involved in political or other demonstrations under any circumstances and avoid crowds.
You can read the full advisory here.
[h/t NBC News]
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