On 27 July 2022, the U.S. Embassy in Kinshasa issued a Security Alert that reads in part as follows: “Violent protests in Goma and Butembo, North Kivu province, have or may spread to other parts of eastern DRC, including Uvira, Bunia, Bukavu, Beni, and Sake. There are confirmed reports of violence and looting against United Nations facilities and personnel, which have the potential to spread to other NGOs and foreign institutions. Civilians and peacekeepers have been killed. These protests are expected to continue in the coming days and could further spread to other locations in the DRC.”