Protests broke out in the town of El M'Ghair (El Oued province) on Thursday, January 31, to demand the completion of infrastructure projects in the area. According to local sources, protesters burned several cars and clashed with security forces. Further associated protests are possible in the coming days. A heightened security presence and localized transportation disruptions are to be expected near any demonstrations. Further clashes between demonstrators and security forces cannot be ruled out.
Individuals in El Oued province are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid all protests and demonstrations as a precaution, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.
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