Demonstration Alert: U.S. Embassy Ouagadougou

Location: Ouagadougou

Event: Demonstrations Reported in Ouagadougou November 28, 2022.

Ongoing demonstrations have been reported in Ouagadougou at Place de la Nation.

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.