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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Guinea-Bissau, Planned Protests December 7-8

Africa > Guinea-Bissau > Bissau

The U.S. Embassy in Dakar has received reports of scheduled political protests to occur in Bissau on Thursday, December 7, 2017 and Friday, December 8, 2017 from Chapa Bissau to Praça dos Herois (downtown). 


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.


Review your personal security plans, remain aware of your surroundings, including local events, and monitor local news stations for updates.  Be vigilant and take appropriate steps to enhance your personal security.


 For further information:


 Call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).