On 11 February 2021, the U.S. Embassy in Dakar issued a Demonstration Alert regarding planned protests, which reads in part as follows: “Location: Various neighborhoods throughout Dakar, Senegal, including:

  • VDN
  • FANN
  • Universite Cheikh Anta Diop (UCAD)
  • Plateau

“Event: Planned demonstrations are expected to take place over the next several days, with the possibility of additional spontaneous demonstrations. The demonstrators intend to protest in response to increased political tensions. Demonstrations may occur on major roadways in and around the areas mentioned above, resulting in increased traffic delays. The Government of Senegal is providing police presence when demonstrations occur.”