The world is taking notice to the racial tensions in America, with one ally issuing an official warning to their residents.
The government of Bahamas released a notice to be cautious when traveling to the United States in light of the recent police shootings. On Friday (July 8), The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Immigration strongly warned young males to be weary of their interactions with police officers. “We wish to advise all Bahamians traveling to the US but especially to the affected cities to exercise appropriate caution generally,” the note reads. “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.”
The notice was also posted on the group’s Facebook page.
According to USA Today, the Carribean nation is currently celebrating their Indepence Day this weekend. A particular incident wasn’t mentioned in the notice, but the recent shootings in Minnesota and Lousiana have prompted protests in major cities like New York, Phoenix and Los Angeles. On Thursday evening, an Army veteran killed five police officers and injured seven others during a Black Lives Matter protest in Dallas, Tx.
The U.S. Department of State hasn’t commented on the warning from the Bahamas. This year, the U.S has issued 30 warnings citing the France shootings, drug wars in Mexico and terrorist threats in Kenya.