May 20, 2016- demonstration in Bamako on Saturday, May 21, 2016 starting at 7:30 a.m

Security Message: May 20, 2016

The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens that several organizations have scheduled a demonstration in Bamako on Saturday, May 21, 2016 starting at 7:30 a.m.  The route for the planned march is from Place de la Liberté to Place de L’Indépendence and there could potentially be a large number of participants.

Remember, even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence.  You should avoid areas of demonstrations, and exercise caution if in the vicinity of any large gatherings, protests, or demonstrations.

For further information:

  • Please check the U.S. Embassy website and the State Department’s travel website for the Worldwide Caution and the Travel Warning for Mali issued on April 21, 2016.
  • Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program(STEP) to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.
  • Contact the U.S. Embassy in Bamako, located at t ACI 2000, Rue 243 Porte 297, at +223 20 70 23 00 at 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. from Monday – Thursday; 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Friday.   The after-hours emergency number for U.S. citizens is +223 66 75 95 79 or +223 66 75 28 60.
  • Call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).

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