On 17 January 2020, the U.S. Embassy in Banjul issued a Demonstration Alert, which reads in part as follows:

“Location: Anticipated gathering points include, but are not limited to, the following areas in Banjul:

  • Sting Corner – junction of Banjul Serrekunda Highway and Bertil Harding Highway
  • Denton Bridge

“Events: Demonstrations organized by ‘Operation Three Years Jotna’ are expected to take place during the day on January 19, followed by demonstrations organized by ‘Gambia for Five Years’ during the day on January 20. These events are likely to cause severe traffic congestion going in and out of Banjul. Details of these events may change with little notice, and the possibility exists for additional, spontaneous demonstration locations.”