On 11 March 2021, the U.S. Embassy in Dakar issued a Demonstration Alert, which reads in part as follows: “Potential for demonstration activity throughout Senegal during the weekend (March 12-March 14).

“Despite the recent calm, demonstration activity throughout Senegal remains a possibility this weekend, particularly Saturday afternoon. Demonstrations may occur with little to no advance notice.

“U.S. citizens are encouraged to avoid any locations where demonstrations are ongoing. Blocking streets and intersections as well as burning tires is a common part of these demonstrations and often leads to significant traffic delays. A large police presence may be indicative of anticipated protest activity.”