On 9 August 2022, Guinea’s ruling military junta issued a decree dissolving the National Front for the Defense of the Constitution (FNDC) — a coalition of political parties, trade unions and civil society groups that opposes the military regime. The junta accused the opposition coalition of undermining national unity and organizing acts of violence. FNDC leaders have condemned the move as a sign of the junta’s unwillingness to commit to a “credible dialogue” regarding a transition to civilian rule. Despite the ban, the FNDC plans to hold countrywide demonstrations against the military government on 17 August. The FNDC led the 28-29 July demonstrations in the capital Conakry that devolved into clashes with security personnel, during which five people were killed.