Hundreds of people, including members of Malian soldiers' families, held a protest in Bamako on Wednesday, October 2, after 25 soldiers were killed and another 60 were declared missing. This occurred in an assault on a Malian armed forces (FAMa) base in Boulkessi (Mopti region) on Monday, September 30. Protesters demand that soldiers be adequately equipped to deal with the jihadist threat. Further such protests are likely to take place in the coming days and weeks.
A heightened security presence and localized transport disruptions are expected near any protest site.
Individuals in Bamako are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid all protests and demonstrations as a precaution, and adhere to all instructions issued by local authorities.
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