Supporters of the IRA-Mauritanie anti-slavery organization are staging a sit-in protest in front of the Ministry of Justice building in Nouakchott as of Thursday, October 31. The protest started at 12:00 (local time) to demand the release of nine opposition members. An increased security presence and related traffic disruptions are likely, and associated violence is possible.
Individuals present in Mauritania, particularly in Nouakchott, are advised to monitor the situation and to avoid all political events and public gatherings as violence may flare up without warning.
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