Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Conakry, Guinea (September 28, 2020)
Location: The announced route includes:
- Yimbayah Tanerie circle
- Transversal 1/the Autoroute
- Route de Donka
- The People’s Palace
Event: We have received information that a protest not approved by the Government of Guinea will take place tomorrow, September 29, 2020 at the location(s) above. The protest is scheduled to begin at the Yimbayah Tanerie circle, move down Transversal 1 and the autoroute, and onto Route de Donka in Dixinn. before ending at the People’s Palace in Kaloum. As the protest is not approved, it may diverge significantly from the announced route.
As always, there is the possibility that sporadic pop up protest activity may occur in Conakry at any time. Typical locations for protest activity often include, but are not limited to, Rue le Prince from the Cosa intersection, to the Bambeto traffic circle, to the Hamdallaye traffic circle. When violence occurs during these protests, it often takes the form of blocked traffic, burned tires in the streets, and rocks and debris thrown at passing vehicles. Traffic in and around areas of the protest will come to a halt.
The American School of Conakry will be closed on September 29.
U.S. government personnel will avoid those areas on September 29, 2020.
Actions to take:
- Avoid demonstrations and crowds.
- Monitor local media for breaking events and be prepared to adjust your plans.
- Keep travel documents up to date and easily accessible.
- Have evacuation plans that do not rely on U.S. government assistance.
- Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program(STEP) to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.
- Follow the Department of State on Facebookand Twitter.
- Review the Crime and Safety Reportfor Guinea.
U.S. citizens who travel abroad should always have a contingency plan for emergency situations. Review the Traveler’s Checklist.
U.S. Embassy Conakry, Guinea
Phone number: +224-655-10-40-00
Email address: ConakryACS@state.gov
State Department – Consular Affairs
888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444