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Security Alert: Cotonou (Benin), Announced Labor Demonstrations on September 13

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Event: Local media has reported that a  march/demonstration will occur on September 13th starting at 8:00 a.m. The intended route will be from the Bourse du Travail building just east of camp Guezo, to Etoile Rouge Circle northeast of Cotonou International Airport. It is possible that 1,000 or more people will take part in this labor union demonstration.

U.S. government personnel are advised to avoid those areas that morning.

Actions to Take:

·         Avoid the areas of the demonstrations.

·         Exercise caution if unexpectedly in the vicinity of large gatherings or protests.

·         Monitor local media for updates

·         Keep a low profile.

 

Assistance:

·         U.S. Embassy Cotonou, Benin +(229) 21-30-75-00 ConsularCotonou@state.gov

·         State Department - – Consular Affairs 888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444

·         Benin Country Information

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