Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy, Bamako, Mali – May 9, 2022


Monument de l’Indépendance


The movement “Sauvons le Mali Dokera’’ (save Mali, enough is enough) is planning a march from the Monument de l’Indépendance to the Bourse du Travail.  The march will begin at 1400 on Tuesday, May 10, 2022, at the Monument de l’Indépendance.

The Collective for the Defense of the Military (CDM) is planning a demonstration at 1400 on Friday, May 13, 2022, at the Monument de l’Indépendance. Traffic disruptions are expected.

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