The Union of Democratic Forces of Guinea (UFDG) opposition party is planning to hold a series of marches in Conakry on Thursday, December 13. UFDG leaders announced the demonstrations following a meeting on Thursday, December 6, at the party’s headquarters. According to a party statement, opposition leaders will launch marches from various points around the capital, including the Conakry International Airport (CKY), Bonfi, Matam Carrefour Constantin, Coléah mosquée, Moussoudougou, and Madina. All of the processions will end at a rally in the esplanade of the People’s Palace. Heightened security measures and traffic disruptions are anticipated throughout the city during the demonstration.
Opposition protests have been held since mid-October to denounce the government of President Alpha Condé and the fact that some officials elected in controversial local elections held February 4 have not yet been sworn in. At least 100 people have been killed in clashes with security forces since Condé took power in 2010.
Individuals 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 and their home governments.
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