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31 Oct 2019 | 02:43 PM UTC

Mauritania: Ongoing sit-in protest in Nouakchott October 31

Mauritania News Alert

Sit-in protest ongoing in Nouakchott October 31; avoid all gatherings

TIMEFRAME expected from 10/31/2019, 12:00 AM until 10/31/2019, 11:59 PM (Africa/Nouakchott). COUNTRY/REGION Nouakchott


Supporters of the IRA-Mauritanie anti-slavery organization are staging a sit-in protest in front of the Ministry of Justice building in Nouakchott as of Thursday, October 31. The protest started at 12:00 (local time) to demand the release of nine opposition members. An increased security presence and related traffic disruptions are likely, and associated violence is possible.


Individuals present in Mauritania, particularly 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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