Security Message for U.S. Citizens Possible Demonstrations in Bamako on July 30

Messages for U.S. Citizens  Bamako, Mali – Embassy of the United States

The U.S. Embassy wishes to inform U.S. citizens that a demonstration will possibly take place in Bamako on Saturday, July 30 starting at 4:00 p.m.  The demonstration may begin at the Monument de l’Independence near the French Cultural Center, and end at the Monument de la Paix near the U.S. Embassy.

The U.S. Embassy reminds citizens that 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 July 6, 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 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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