Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration January 10, 2016

U.S. Embassy Niamey informs U.S. citizens that demonstrations are expected to take place from La Place Toumo to La Place de La Concertation on January 10 from approximately 10:00am to noon.  The opposition coalition FPR will be demonstrating with the stated purpose of protesting against arbitrary arrests, the recently foiled attempted coup plot, and the policing and justice system used by the government of Niger.

Please remember, 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.

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