On 2 June 2021, the U.S. Embassy in Bamako issued a Demonstration Alert, which reads in part as follows: “Various civil society and political groups are calling for demonstrations on June 3 and 4 in Bamako in support of the transition government. The demonstration on Thursday, June 3 is expected to occur at 3:00 PM. The demonstration on Friday, June 4 is expected to occur at 2:00 PM. Both demonstrations are expected to take place in the vicinity of the Monument de l’Indépendance.

“Spontaneous demonstrations are also possible in other areas over the next few days and may occur with little or no notice. Demonstrations sometimes turn violent, resulting in the burning of tires, clashes with the police, blockage on the roads and bridges, throwing of rocks at vehicles, the deployment of tear gas, and small arms fire.”