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"Do not be confrontational and cooperate,” the advisory reads.

Toni Akindele
Jul, 11, 2016

The epidemic of police brutality in the United States has caught international attention and for Black nations, this has caused much concern.

The Bahamas have issued a travel advisory for Bahamians traveling to the U.S.

“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,” the statement reads.

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“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 interaction with the police. Do not be confrontational and cooperate.”

The advisory also implores Bahamian citizens to refrain from joining “political or other demonstrations under any circumstances” and to avoid crowds.

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