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08 Jul 2020 | 11:57 PM UTC

Burkina Faso: Protest scheduled in Ouagadougou on July 10

Burkina Faso News Alert

Protest scheduled on July 10 in Ouagadougou; avoid all demonstrations

TIMEFRAME expected from 7/8/2020, 12:00 AM until 7/11/2020, 11:59 PM (Africa/Ouagadougou). COUNTRY/REGION Ouagadougou

Event

A demonstration is scheduled to take place on Friday, July 10, in Ouagadougou. The event will be held at the Monument de I'independance, where demonstrators are set to gather at 14:00 (local time). The demonstration, known as the "June 5 Movement" has been organized by the political group, the Rally of Patriotic Forces.

The demonstration has not been approved by authorities and previous related protests have resulted in clashes between protesters and security forces as well as the burning of tires and the deployment of tear gas.

Further demonstrations are expected in the coming days and unrest is to be anticipated.  

Advice

Individuals in Burkina Faso are advised to monitor developments, anticipate overland disruption in the vicinity of demonstrations, avoid all protests as a precaution, and adhere to all instructions issued by local authorities.

 

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