Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Conakry (Guinea), Demonstrations in Conakry

The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens that demonstrations are taking place throughout Conakry today, starting in the area of Madina Marche. Roads may be blocked without notice, and there are reports of demonstrators throwing rocks. U.S. citizens are advised to use caution when leaving their homes and to turn back or seek alternate routes should they encounter a protest or demonstration, and to pay attention to local news reports for the most current information.

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