Conakry, November 06, 2019
For Immediate Release
As U.S. Ambassador, I urge all parties to avoid any violent or provocative acts during Thursday’s march. Security forces should exercise maximum restraint and marchers should avoid acts of aggression. The deaths of 4 November were tragic. The government’s promise of a full investigation of the deaths is welcome; this investigation should be done rapidly and hold accountable all those responsible. It is important that the deaths of 14 October be completely investigated as well. Finally, in order to create the conditions necessary for dialogue, opposition leaders arrested before and during the 14 October protests should be released.