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18 Dec 2019 | 11:37 AM UTC

Benin: Labor unions to protest in Abomey and Cotonou December 18-19

Benin News Alert

Labor unions to protest in Abomey and Cotonou December 18-19; heightened security presence and transportation disruptions expected

TIMEFRAME expected from 12/18/2019, 12:00 AM until 12/20/2019, 11:59 PM (Africa/Porto-Novo). COUNTRY/REGION Cotonou, Abomey, Benin


Several labor unions and opposition groups plan to protest in Abomey on Wednesday, December 18, in opposition of the current government. In Abomey, participants are scheduled to gather at 10:00 (local time) in the Djegbe area near the Gbedagba market. Another related protest is scheduled in Cotonou on Thursday, December 19, although the exact time and location remain unknown.

Associated transportation disruptions and a heightened security presence are to be expected in the vicinity of any protest.


Individuals in the affected areas are advised to monitor developments, avoid all demonstrations, anticipate transportation disruptions, and adhere to all instructions issued by local authorities.


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