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17 Sep 2019 | 08:36 AM UTC

Burkina Faso: Police forces disperse protesters in Ouagadougou September 16; further protests likely

Burkina Faso News Alert

Police forces disperse a protest in Ouagadougou on September 16, which sought to denounce increased insecurity; further protests likely

TIMEFRAME expected from 9/17/2019, 12:00 AM until 9/20/2019, 11:59 PM (Africa/Ouagadougou). COUNTRY/REGION Ouagadougou

Event

Police forces dispersed at least 2000 protesters with tear gas in the capital Ouagadougou on Monday, September 16. Protesters gathered to denounce the "security, social, and economic crisis" prevailing across the country. Leaders of the protest movement warned that further protests will be held until appropriate measures are taken by the government.

A heightened security presence and transportation and business disruptions are to be expected near demonstration sites. Clashes between protesters and police cannot be ruled out.  

Advice

Individuals in Burkina Faso, particularly Ouagadougou, are advised to monitor the situation, avoid all protests and demonstrations as a precaution, anticipate localized traffic disruptions and a heightened security presence near demonstration sites, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.

 

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