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Another Country Issued A Travel Warning Against US
Today is Independence Day for the Bahamas, and while many Bahamians travel to the US during the holidays, that might not be the case this year. The country is the latest to issue travel warnings against the US, citing “recent tensions in some American cities over shootings of young black males by police officers.” While the United States has released travel warnings against several countries, police violence and mass shootings have contributed to the increase of travel advisories against them. Earlier this year, the UK Foreign Office warned its LGBT communities to avoid US travel due to the controversial legislation passed in North Carolina and Mississippi.
Are things improving?
While most of the nation mourned the tragedies in Baton Rouge, Minnesota and Dallas, many took their frustration to the streets and demonstrations were held across the country. Thousands marched over the weekend in Baton Rouge, New York, Boston, Miami, Washington, DC and protests are expected to continue. Unfortunately, not every protest ended peacefully. Over 261 people were arrested in protests across several cities.