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Demonstration Alert: U.S. Embassy Ouagadougou

Demonstration Alert: U.S. Embassy Ouagadougou December 7, 2022

December 7, 2022

Location: Ouagadougou

Event: Demonstrations Planned in Ouagadougou December 9 and 10, 2022.

Demonstrations are planned in Ouagadougou on Friday, December 9 and Saturday, December 10, 2022 from Place de la Nation to downtown Ouagadougou, starting each day at 8:00 AM with no end time announced.

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.