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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Banjul (The Gambia), Arrests & Demonstrations

Africa > Gambia, The

Gambian authorities arrested several individuals in connection with the April 14 and April 16 demonstrations in Banjul. The U.S Embassy in Banjul has since received reports that at least one individual subsequently died while in custody.

We have also received reports that protesters have called for demonstrations on Monday, April 18.

The Embassy advises that you avoid demonstrations, large crowds, and areas where demonstrations are likely to occur (including West Field, Kairaba Ave, and Serekunda). Exercise caution when moving around the city, be aware of your surroundings, and listen to local media reports for the latest information.

U.S. Embassy Banjul will continue to closely monitor the situation, and will keep you informed as events unfold.