Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy, Bamako, Mali – May 23, 2022

Location:  Monument de l’Indépendance


The movement “Yerewolo Standing on the Ramparts’’ is planning a mobile rally from the Monument de l’Indépendance to the Tour d’Afrique beginning at 2 pm on Tuesday, May 24, 2022.  The rally is meant to celebrate the one-year anniversary of the military consolidation of power that took place in 2021.

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


·     Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.