On 13 October 2020, the U.S. Embassy in Bamako issued a Demonstration Alert regarding a protest planned for 14 October, which reads in part as follows:

“Location: Monument de l’Indépendance and Cité Administrative

“Event: Mali’s Autonomous Union of Civil Administrators (SYNAC) and the Workers’ Union of the Ministry of Territorial Administration (SYLTMAT) are calling for a march on October 14 at 8:00 AM. The march is expected to begin at the Monument de l’Indépendance and end at Cité Administrative.

“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 full text of the alert is available here.