On 9 January 2020, the U.S. Embassy in Conakry issued a Demonstration Alert, which reads in part as follows:

“Location: Reports of protesters and heavy police presence between the Bambeto and Hamdallaye traffic circles.

  • Bambeto Traffic Circle
  • Hamdallaye Traffic Circle
  • Areas between and around the two traffic circles

“U.S. Embassy personnel have been directed to stay away from the Bambeto and Hamdallaye traffic circles, including areas in the vicinity of those traffic circles.

“As always, there is the possibility that sporadic pop up protest activity may occur in Conakry at any given time. Typical locations for protest activity often include, but are not limited to, Rue le Prince from the Cosa intersection, to the Bambeto traffic circle, to the Hamdallaye traffic circle. When violence occurs during these protests, it often takes the form of blocked traffic, burned tires in the streets, and rocks and debris thrown at passing vehicles.”