US warns its citizens against traveling to Bahrain ahead of August 14 demonstration
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The department also authorized the voluntary departure of eligible family members of U.S. Embassy staff, and advised other Americans currently in Bahrain to consider leaving.
"While demonstrations have not been directed toward Westerners, U.S. citizens are urged to remain alert to local security developments and to be vigilant regarding their personal security," the State Department said in its travel warning, upgraded from an earlier travel alert.
The U.S. also urged Americans "to avoid all demonstrations, as even peaceful ones can quickly become unruly and a foreigner could become a target of harassment or worse."