The U.S. Embassy in Malabo has learned that a protest was called for July 28 in front of the Ministry of Interior in Malabo and by the Plaza de la Libertad in Bata. This protest has not been approved by the government.
The protest is expected to be peaceful. However, even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence. You should avoid areas of demonstrations, and exercise caution if 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. Maintain a high level of vigilance and take appropriate steps to enhance your personal security and follow instructions of local authorities.
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