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Security Alert: Freetown (Sierra Leone), Violent Confrontation Near APC Headquarters in Brookfields

Security Alert - U.S. Embassy (Freetown, Sierra Leone)  (January 14, 2020) 

Location: Brookfields, Freetown

Event: Reports indicate there are currently violent confrontations between APC and SLPP supporters near APC headquarters in Brookfields. U.S. government personnel are advised to avoid the area today.

Additionally, there is an increased amount of police in the area tasked with maintaining order. Expect the increased personnel and confrontations to congest traffic in central Freetown. Exercise extreme caution in the Brookfields area.

Actions to Take:

  • Avoid the area of Brookfields.
  • Avoid crowds.
  • Monitor local media for updates.


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