Student Sit-In Planned in Niamey

Statement on Presidential Elections in Niger

U.S. Embassy Niamey informs U.S. citizens of a student sit-in that is planned to occur on July 31, 2017 between the National Hospital and the National Education Ministry on Boulevard De La Republique.

The sit-in is scheduled to begin at 8:00 AM and it is estimated that 500 to 600 students will be present.

Past student demonstrations have affected the following routes: Tillabery, Mali Bero, and Kennedy Bridge

The Embassy reminds U.S. citizens to exercise caution around any demonstration area. Be aware of the increased police presence and the traffic delays that could result from the sit-in

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 website for the Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and Country Specific Information for Niger.
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