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

Please be advised of a demonstration beginning now and possibly lasting throughout the day, Wednesday August 10th.

The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens that demonstrations are expected to take place beginning outside the Conakry headquarters of the UFDG political party on Route de Donka, near the Embassy of North Korea. Members of the party are gathering to show support for one of their leaders who is standing trial today. They are expected to march toward downtown Conakry.

Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence. You should avoid areas of demonstrations, and exercise caution if in the vicinity of any large gatherings, protests, or demonstrations.

Source: Overseas Security Advisory Council