Demonstration Alert – Bamako, Mali – April 28, 2023


Palais de la Culture


The movement “Yerewolo Standing on the Ramparts” is planning a peaceful demonstration about MINUSMA on Friday, April 28, 2023 at 14:00 at the Palais de la Culture.

Avoid driving in the vicinity of the Palais de la Culture and the second bridge, as the demonstration may have a significant impact on traffic.

Large gatherings and demonstrations sometimes turn confrontational and can escalate into violence, resulting in the burning of tires, clashes with the police, blockage on the roads and bridges, throwing of rocks at vehicles, and the deployment of tear gas.

American citizens are advised to:

  • Avoid the areas of demonstrations
  • Do not attempt to drive through protests or roadblocks
  • Continue to exercise vigilance while in Mali
  • Exercise caution if in the vicinity of large gatherings or protests
  • Review your personal security plans
  • Keep a low profile
  • Be aware of your surroundings
  • Keep some form of communication with you
  • Monitor local media for updates