At least three nations are cautioning their citizens about travel in the United States(US) following the police killings of two Black men and the ensuing protests and attack upon law enforcement in Dallas, Texas.
The Caribbean island nation of the Bahamas issued an advisory about US travel last Friday, according to the Associated Press(AP), saying young men especially should "exercise extreme caution in affected cities in their interactions with the police."
Two Black men were slain in the cities of St. Paul, Minnesota and Baton Rouge, Louisiana by white police officers. Largely peaceful protests against the slayings have taken place in many large cities across America from New York City, New York, to Washington, District of Columbia, and Atlanta Georgia, to Los Angeles and Sacramento, California. However, at a peaceful protest in the Texas city of Dallas, a sniper ambushed law enforcement personnel, killing five and wounding seven officers. Two protesters were also wounded in the event.
More protests have since continued from Minnesota to New York. The United Arab Emirates(UAE) and Bahrain have joined the Bahamas in warning their citizens about traveling in the US urging them to be "cautious of protests or crowded areas."
Usually, travel warnings are most given by the US State Department to US citizens traveling abroad cautioning of potentially volatile conditions in foreign lands. The recent slayings in the US of more Black men by police and the subsequent protests and the unfortunate violence against police, underscores the necessity to end all incidents of racial violence in the proud democracy of the United Sates of America.