On 18 August 2022, the U.S. Embassy in Ouagadougou issued a Demonstration Alert, which reads in part as follows: “Demonstrations are expected in Ouagadougou at the French Embassy on Friday, August 19. As of August 18, the demonstration time is not known.

“Following the demonstration on August 12, Mouvement M30 Naaba Wobgo has called for a demonstration every Friday until their demands are met. Burkinabe authorities have not granted a permit for this demonstration. Expect roadblocks or large groups of demonstrators in downtown Ouagadougou and surrounding areas.”