On 16 July 2020, the U.S. Embassy in Bamako issued a Demonstration Alert regarding planned civil disobedience, which reads in part as follows:

“Event: The group Mouvement du 5 Juin – Rassemblement des Forces Patriotiques has cancelled its demonstration scheduled for July 17, 2020 at the Monument de l’Independence, but called for continued civil disobedience on July 17. Spontaneous demonstrations are possible throughout Bamako.

“These demonstrations sometimes turn violent resulting in the burning of tires, clashes with the police, blockage on the roads and bridges, throwing of rocks at vehicles, the deployment of tear gas, and small arms fire.

“The U.S. Embassy has advised employees to avoid unnecessary travel after 2:00 p.m. on July 17.”

The full text of the Alert is available here.