Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy, Bamako, Mali – August 3, 2022 


Palais de la Culture


The movement “Yerewolo Standing on the Ramparts’’ is calling for a mass demonstration at 1400 on Friday, August 5, 2022, at the Palais de la Culture to demand MINUSMA’s departure from Mali.

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.

Actions to take:

  • 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.) charged, and with you at all times
  •      Monitor local media for updates