Residents in the Attécoubé suburb of Abidjan protested on Monday, May 20, to denounce the increased insecurity in the area and the perceived inaction of the government. Violent clashes between protesters and security forces were reported during the protest, with police using tear gas to disperse the crowd. Residents have vowed to continue demonstrating until their demands are met by the authorities. A heightened security presence and localized traffic disruptions are likely near any demonstrations. Further clashes are possible over the coming hours and days as tensions remain high.
Individuals in Abidjan, particularly in Attécoubé, are advised to monitor the situation, avoid demonstrations due to the risk of violence, anticipate a heightened security presence and localized disruptions in the affected area, and adhere to all instructions issued by local authorities.
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