On 7 December 2021, the U.S. Embassy in Banjul issued a Security Alert regarding the potential for election-related violence, which reads in part as follows: “U.S. citizens in the Gambia should remain alert and cautious. The security situation remains fluid as some opposition parties challenge the outcome of the December 4 Gambian elections. Security forces, including the police and the army, are patrolling and maintaining order. Demonstrations may occur without notice. Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate to violence.”