On 24 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:

  • January 25: Kairaba Avenue between Westfield Junction and Alliance Francaise
  • January 26: Sting Corner – junction of Banjul Serrekunda Highway and Bertil Harding Highway – until Denton Bridge

“Event: Demonstrations organized by the Gambia Center for Victims of Human Rights Violations are expected to take place during the day on January 25, followed by demonstrations organized by ‘Operation Three Years Jotna’ on January 26. 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.”