Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Freetown (Sierra Leone), Spontaneous Demonstrations

The Embassy informs U.S. citizens of the ongoing possibility for spontaneous demonstrations throughout Sierra Leone. Demonstrations in one city have the potential to lead to additional public rallies or demonstrations in other locations around the city and country. Ground transportation is likely to be affected by large demonstrations- be prepared to take alternate routes.

Even demonstrations and large events intended to be peaceful can turn confrontationaland 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