The civil society group MDPESH and affiliated organizations are slated to stage a demonstration in the capital city of Nouakchott on Monday, April 29, in support of the Haratine ethnic minority. Demonstrators are expected to march through the Nouakchott city center, and while further details of the demonstration have not been made public, participants have rallied outside the Ibn Abbas Mosque in previous years. A heightened security presence and localized traffic disruptions are likely in the vicinity of the march. Clashes between police and protesters cannot be ruled out.
Individuals in Nouakchott are advised to monitor the situation and to avoid all political events and public gatherings as violence may flare up without warning.
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