Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Bamako, Mali – June 23, 2023


Monument de l’Indépendance to Modibo Keita International Airport


The group Yerewolo Standing on the Ramparts is planning a mobile rally against MINUSMA on Friday, June 23 at 1400.  The protest will travel south from Monument de l’Indépendance, across Martyr’s Bridge (Old Bridge), to Modibo Keita International Airport.

Avoid areas along the route as this event 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