Demonstration Alert: Student Protests Expected on 29 and 30 March

Location:  Burkina Faso

Event: Possible Protest Activity on 29 and 30 March

The Association of High School Students (Association des Eleves du Secondaire de Ouagadougou) announced a 48 hour demonstration commencing on 29 March.  The location of the protest was not specified.

Exercise caution if in the vicinity of any large gatherings. Even large gatherings intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence. Be alert, remain aware of your surroundings, and stay informed of local media reports.

Actions to Take:

  • Avoid large crowds.
  • Monitor local media for updates.
  • Be aware of your surroundings.


  • U.S. Embassy Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

(226) 25 49 53 00

  • State Department – Consular Affairs

888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444