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15 Jul 2020 | 05:04 AM UTC

Guinea: Protesters gather in Siguiri July 14

Guinea News Alert

Protesters gather in Siguiri (Kankan region) on July 14 to denounce poor service delivery; further protests likely over the near term

TIMEFRAME expected from 7/15/2020, 12:00 AM until 7/17/2020, 11:59 PM (Africa/Conakry). COUNTRY/REGION Siguiri

Event

Demonstrators gathered in Siguiri (Kankan region) on Tuesday, July 14, amid protests denouncing poor service delivery, including power outages, the lack of running water, and the dilapidated roads in the region. Police intervened in the protests and dispersed crowds using tear gas; several people were injured as a result, including two critically.

Further protests are likely in the near term. Associated disruptions to transportation and business are to be expected around demonstration sites.

Advice

Individuals in Siguiri are advised to monitor developments, avoid all demonstrations and political gatherings as a precaution, and anticipate a heightened security presence and localized disruptions to transportation and business around protest sites.

 

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