United States Embassy Niamey
Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration August 29, 2016
U.S. Embassy Niamey informs U.S. citizens that demonstrations are expected throughout the day on August 29 in the area of the Grand Marché and along the adjacent portions of Avenue de la Liberté. There are large crowds in the area. Police are present at the scene and have reportedly used tear gas. The U.S. Embassy encourages U.S. citizens to avoid these areas. U.S. citizens residing in the area should monitor the situation on local media and stay vigilant.
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.
For further information:
- See the State Department’s travel websitefor the Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and Country Specific Information for Niger.
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- Contact the S. Embassy in Niamey, Rue des Ambassades, Niamey, Niger, at +227-20-72-26-6, Monday through Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and on Fridays from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. After-hours emergency number for U.S. citizens is +227-99-49-90-66.
- Call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).
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