Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Disturbance at Central Prison in Downtown Conakry

The Embassy has learned of a military deployment to the central prison in downtown Conakry. U.S. citizens are advised to avoid travel to, near, or through the Surety neighborhood for the rest of the day and to consult local information sources for a situation update before travelling to this area in the near future.

U.S. citizens are urged to exercise caution, to be particularly alert to their surroundings, and to avoid crowds, demonstrations, or any other form of public gathering. U.S. citizens are reminded that demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and possibly escalate into violence quickly.

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