Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Conakry, Guinea January 10, 2020

Location:

  • Bambeto traffic circle
  • Hamdallaye traffic circle
  • The area between Bambeto and Hamdellaye traffic circles

Event: The Embassy has received reports of a large gathering and heavy police presence between the Bambeto and Hamdallaye traffic circles.

U.S. government personnel have been instructed to avoid the area in the vicinity of the Bambeto and Hamdellaye traffic circles for the rest of the evening and until tomorrow morning.

As always, there is the possibility that sporadic pop up protest activity may occur in Conakry at any given 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.

Actions to Take:

  • Avoid the areas of the demonstrations.
  • Exercise caution if unexpectedly in the vicinity of large gatherings or protests.
  • Keep a low profile.
  • 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 Facebook and Twitter.
  • Review the Crime and Safety Report for Guinea.
  • U.S. citizens who travel abroad should always have a contingency plan for emergency situations. Review the Traveler’s Checklist.

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