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Guinea: Nationwide opposition protests from March 27

Nationwide opposition protests expected from March 27; localized traffic disruptions expected, violence possible

TIMEFRAME expected from 27/3/2018, 12h00 until 30/3/2018, 11h59 (Africa/Conakry). COUNTRY/REGION Conakry
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Event

Opposition protests are expected to be held in towns and cities across the country from Tuesday, March 27, including in the capital Conakry. Supporters of the opposition Union of Democratic Forces of Guinea (UDFG) party are protesting the outcome of the February 4 local elections. Traffic disruptions and increased security measures are expected around protests. Outbreaks of violence are relatively likely.

Context

Opposition political parties have been staging demonstrations against the results of the local elections held on February 4, claiming massive electoral fraud. President Alpha Condé's ruling Rally of the Guinean People (RPG) party won a majority of the seats, followed by the UFDG.

UFDG has also organized protests against the heavy police crackdown on the demonstrations. According to media reports, at least 12 people have died during the protests that started in February, including some shot by security forces.

Advice

Individuals in Guinea, particularly in Conakry, are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid all demonstrations and protests due to the risk of violence, and adhere to any instructions issued by the local authorities.

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