On 13 January 2020, the U.S. Embassy in Lilongwe issued a Demonstration Alert, which reads in part as follows:

“Location: Malawi (Nationwide)

“Event: The Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) has called for mass, nationwide demonstrations on January 16, 2020. In Lilongwe, the demonstration is scheduled to take place from 12:00 to 17:30. The route in Lilongwe will begin at Lilongwe Community ground and proceed through Kamuzu Procession Road, Chilambula Road, M1- Area 18 roundabout, Presidential Way, Chilembwe and end at Capital Hill.”