Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Conakry (Guinea), Demonstration in Conakry Tuesday, August 16th

The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens that demonstrations are expected to take place in Conakry on Tuesday, August 16th. The exact time and location are subject to change, though the area around the Bambeto traffic circle and sections of road N2 are likely to be affected. Members of the opposition UFDG political party are gathering to protest general economic conditions, high prices, a lack of meaningful dialog with the ruling party and other issues.

Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence. Avoid areas where demonstrations are taking place and exercise caution when in the vicinity of any large gatherings, protests, or demonstrations.

Source: Overseas Security Advisory Council