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Demonstration Alert: U.S. Embassy Ouagadougou (August 3, 2023)
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August 3, 2023

Location: Bobo-Dioulasso

Event: Demonstration at Stade Wobi, August 4.

A demonstration is reported for Friday, August 4, at 14:00 hours at Stade Wobi in Bobo-Dioulasso, Hauts-Bassins Region.  The Embassy has advised personnel to avoid the area for the next 24 hours.

Expect roadblocks or groups of demonstrators near the impacted area.  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.  



  • U.S. Embassy Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

(226) 25 49 53 00


  •  State Department – Consular Affairs

888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444