Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Bamako, Mali for Friday, June 21, 2019

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

  • Place CAN in ACI 2000
  • Monument d ’Independence
  • Bourse du Travail
  • Badalabougou near the G5-Sahel Headquarters

Event: Multiple separate demonstrations are scheduled to take place the afternoon of Friday June 21, 2019 starting at 1400. While the demonstrations are intended to be peaceful, recent protests have encountered a strong police/security force presence, the use of tear gas, and other riot control measures.


U.S. citizens are advised to avoid the listed locations on June 21, 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 plans
  • 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


  • 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.