Location: Bobo Dioulasso
Event: Demonstrations in Bobo Dioulasso August 26, 2022
Demonstrations are expected in Bobo Dioulasso in front of L’Institut Français (the French Institute) on Friday, August 26, starting at 1400. The demonstration is organized by Mouvement M30 Naaba Wobgo. Burkinabe authorities have not granted a permit for this demonstration.
Demonstrations intended to be peaceful can quickly turn confrontational and escalate into violence. Avoid risking your safety by taking photographs or videos. Attempts to take videos or photographs of demonstrations may attract attention and antagonize the crowd.
Actions to Take:
· Avoid demonstration areas.
· Exercise caution if unexpectedly in the vicinity of large gatherings or protests.
· Monitor local media for updates.
· Keep a low profile.
Assistance:· U.S. Embassy Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
(226) 25 49 53 00 OuagaACS@state.gov
· State Department – Consular Affairs
888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444
· Burkina Faso Country Information
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