The U.S. Embassy has received reports that a political demonstration is expected to occur in Conakry on Wednesday, October 4. The demonstration is currently planned to take place along the autoroute, starting from the tannery to Bonfi Stadium. However, the route is subject to change at any time. There have been media reports that this march is not authorized by the government, which may increase the possibility of clashes between protesters and the authorities.
Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence. Avoid areas where demonstrations are taking place and exercise caution when in the vicinity of any large gatherings, protests, or demonstrations. Vehicles attempting to pass through areas where protests occur are frequently targeted by people throwing rocks.
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