On 4 February 2021, the U.S. Embassy in N’Djamena issued a Demonstration Alert regarding planned protests, which reads in part as follows: “Planned civil demonstrations have been announced for February 4-7, 2021. Groups may protest the Chadian government and/or the election process.

“During the time leading up to Chadian elections in April 2021, other civil demonstrations can be expected.

“Recent protests have encountered a strong police/security force presence and the use of tear gas.

“U.S. government personnel are advised to avoid areas of large crowds or where demonstrations are forming or taking place.”