On 20 May 2022, the U.S. Embassy in Ouagadougou issued a Demonstration Alert, which reads in part as follows: “Demonstrations are anticipated in Ouagadougou from May 20 to May 22. The demonstrations intend to voice opposition to the current transitional government. The location for the demonstrations is currently unconfirmed. Expect roadblocks or large groups of demonstrators in downtown Ouagadougou and surrounding areas.”