Violent Clashes

Mar 24, 2020

On 23 March 2020, the overall security environment in the capital Conakry remains tense following violent clashes that occurred in the city during the constitutional referendum and legislative elections held on the previous day. Violence occurred throughout the day, with reports of opposition activists attacking polling stations and clashing with security forces in several of Conakry’s northern suburbs, including Cosa and Hamdallaye. At least 10 people were killed during the violence — including those who reportedly suffered gunshot wounds — and dozens more were injured. The Guinean military and police force remain on high alert and continue to conduct patrols throughout the city. As a precaution, travelers and expatriates in Guinea should continue to limit non-essential ground movements to the extent possible due to the potential for further unrest and violence.

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