Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy, Bamako, Mali – August 12, 2021

Demonstration Alert - U.S. Embassy, Bamako, Mali - September 2, 2021

Location:

La Bourse du Travail, Bamako

Event:

Various groups are planning a demonstration in support of prolonging the Malian transition government.  The demonstration is expected to occur on August 13, 2021, at 2:00 p.m. at La Bourse du Travail.  It is unknown if the demonstration has or has not been approved by the host government.

Demonstrations sometimes turn violent, resulting in the burning of tires, clashes with the police, blockage on the roads and bridges, throwing of rocks at vehicles, the deployment of tear gas, and small arms fire.

American citizens are advised to:

  • Avoid the area 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 a means of communication (cell phone, etc.) with you at all times
  • Monitor local media for updates

Assistance:

  • U.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 on Twitter and Facebook
  • See the State Department’s travel website for the Worldwide Caution and Country Specific Information for Mali.
  • Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.