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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Niger (February 7, 2020)
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February 7, 2020

Location:  Niamey, Niger

Event:  A student demonstration is scheduled for Sunday, February 9, 2020 starting at Abdou Moumouni University and crossing the Kennedy Bridge to the Place des Martyrs.

A second demonstration is scheduled for Sunday, February 16, 2020 starting at Abdou Moumouni University and crossing the Kennedy Bridge to Yantala Cemetery.

The Embassy reminds U.S. citizens to exercise caution as demonstrations can occur suddenly anywhere throughout the city.  If you see a crowd forming, do not attempt to drive through it.  Leave the area and plan an alternate route.

The Embassy continues to strongly advise limiting unnecessary movements during the hours of darkness or travel outside the Niamey péage (toll checkpoint).  The Embassy will continue to review the security situation and provide additional information as appropriate.

Actions to Take:

  • Avoid the area of the demonstrations.
  • Review your personal security plans.
  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • Monitor local media for updates.

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