Lawyers from the Autonomous Union of Niger Magistrates (SAMAN) have announced a 72-hour strike from Wednesday, December 6, through Friday, December 8. The lawyers are protesting against the slow adoption of a revised statute for lawyers, which has been awaited for six months. Related protests are possible if the situation remains unresolved.
Strikes and demonstrations occur on a regular basis in Niger to protest against poor working conditions.
Individuals in Niger are advised to monitor developments to the situation and to avoid all public gatherings as violence may flare up without warning.
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