Demonstration Alert for Friday, November 1, in Bamako, Mali

Location: Announced gathering points include, but are not limited to, the following places in Bamako, Mali:

  • Bourse du Travail

There will be a demonstration organized by the Patriotic Movement for the Defense of Mali (MPDM) on Friday, November 1 at 15:00. The specific route of the demonstration is unknown. While the demonstrations are intended to be peaceful, there will likely be a heavy impact on traffic in the area and the situation may become unstable.

U.S. citizens are advised to avoid the above locations on November 1, 2019.

Actions to Take:

  • Avoid the areas of the demonstrations
  • Continue to exercise vigilance while in Mali
  • Exercise caution if unexpectedly in the vicinity of large gatherings or protests
  • Review your personal security plan
  • Keep a low profile
  • Be aware of your surroundings
  • Keep some form of communication with you
  • Monitor local media for updates on locations and time of the demonstrations


  • S. Embassy Bamako, Mali
    +223 20 70 23 00
    +223 66 75 28 60 (after-hours emergencies)
  • State Department’s Bureau of Consular Affairs – 888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444
  • Follow us onTwitter andFacebook
  • See the State Department’s travel website for the Worldwide Caution and Country Specific Information for Mali.
  • Enroll in theSmart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.