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30 Dec 2018 | 01:01 AM UTC

Sierra Leone: Demonstrations expected in Freetown December 29-31

Sierra Leone News Alert

US Embassy warns of political demonstrations in Freetown’s central business district on December 29-31; heightened security presence and transportation disruptions likely

TIMEFRAME expected from 12/29/2018, 12:00 AM until 12/31/2018, 11:59 PM (Africa/Freetown). COUNTRY/REGION Freetown


The US Embassy in Freetown issued an advisory for its citizens on Saturday, December 29, warning of political demonstrations in the capital's central business district from Saturday to Monday, December 31. The demonstrations are expected to take place near the Cotton Tree roundabout and may affect businesses and roads in the vicinity. A heightened security presence and transportation disruptions are likely.


Individuals in Freetown are advised to monitor the situation, avoid all public demonstrations as precaution, adhere to instructions issued by local authorities, and anticipate a heightened security presence and transportation disruptions.


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