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Bahamas Warns on Travel to U.S., Urges 'Extreme Caution' With Police

by F. Brinley Bruton /  / Updated 
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The Bahamas has issued a warning to its citizens traveling to the U.S., particularly young men who come in contact with police.

"We wish to advise all Bahamians traveling to the U.S. but especially to the affected cities to exercise appropriate caution generally," according to the statement issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Immigration. "In particular young males are asked to exercise extreme caution in affected cities in their interactions with the police."

The advisory issued on Friday came as protests against deadly police shootings in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and suburban St. Paul, Minnesota, were held in cities across the U.S. The demonstrations came after the sniper attack that killed five police officers in Dallas.

Related: How a Peaceful Protest Became Deadly Cop Ambush

"Do not be confrontational and cooperate," the statement added.

The Ministry also advised its citizens to not get involved in political or other demonstrations under any circumstances and avoid crowds."

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