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Demonstration Alert: U.S. Embassy Ouagadougou (October 28, 2022)
October 28, 2022

Location: Ouagadougou  

Event: Demonstrations Reported in Ouagadougou October 28, 2022  

Roving demonstrations have been reported in downtown Ouagadougou at the following locations:  

  • The French Embassy 
  • United Nations Circle 
  • Radiodiffusion Television du Burkina (RTB) 
  • Saint Leon neighborhood along Ave de la Cathedrale 
  • The “Grand Marche” Market 

Reportedly, these demonstrations have involved vandalism of open businesses and may present a hazard to traffic.  

Expect roadblocks or large groups of demonstrators in downtown Ouagadougou and surrounding areas. Demonstrations intended to be peaceful can quickly turn confrontational and escalate into violence. Avoid taking photographs or videos of demonstrations as this may attract attention and antagonize the crowd.  

Actions to Take: 

  • Avoid the demonstration area. 
  • Avoid all crowds and gatherings. 
  • Exercise caution if unexpectedly in the vicinity of large gatherings or protests. 
  • Monitor local media for updates. 
  • Keep a low profile.
  • Travel in groups if possible.