U.S. Embassy, Niamey
Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration, Sunday October 29, 2017
U.S. Embassy Niamey informs U.S. citizens that a large demonstration, organized by the Civil Society Association, is ongoing and advises against driving through downtown Niamey today, to include areas near the Grand Marche and Petite Marche.
It has been reported that protesters are clashing with police and security forces in these areas, tear gas has been deployed, and there are numerous reports of fires and burning tires. There is no indication that these protests are targeting Western or American interests. However, protests can change on short notice.
Please avoid the area until further notice and report any suspicious activity to U.S. Embassy at 99-49-90-66.
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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- 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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