Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration, Sunday October 29, 2017

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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:

Note:  The timestamp on this e-mail message may reflect Washington, D.C., time, which may differ from local time.

Consular Section- U.S. Embassy Niamey, Niger – tel: 2072-26-61 – consulateniamey@state.gov