Security Alert

Jul 21, 2020

On 20 July 2020, the U.S. Embassy in Conakry issued a Security Alert regarding ongoing protests in the city, which reads in part as follows:

“We have received reports of sporadic protest activity and clashes between protestors and Guinean security elements in Conakry. Areas that are reportedly experiencing flashes of tension include the sector of Rue Le Prince between Hamdallaye and Bambeto circles, and the district of Wanindara. Additionally, there are reports of small groups of protestors attempting to disrupt roads and vehicular traffic by setting up unauthorized roadblocks.

“Embassy personnel have been instructed to avoid the sector of Rue Le Prince between Hamdallaye circle, Bambeto circle, and the Cosa intersection for the remainder of July 20, 2020.

“As always, sporadic pop up protest activity may occur anywhere in Conakry at any given time. Typical locations for protest activity often include, but are not limited to, Rue le Prince from the Cosa intersection, to the Bambeto traffic circle, to the Hamdallaye traffic circle. When violence occurs during these periods of unrest, it often takes the form of blocked traffic, burned tires in the streets, and rocks and debris thrown at passing vehicles.”

The full text of the Alert is available here.

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