An opposition rally is scheduled to take place on Friday, August 21, in Bamako. The rally is set to occur at the Place de l'Independance, where participants will gather from 12:00 (local time). Activists affiliated with the Mouvement du 5 Juin - Rassemblement des Forces Patriotiques (M5-RFP) opposition movement are holding the rally to celebrate the resignation of former President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita on August 18.
A heightened security presence, as well as associated disruptions to transportation, are to be expected around the demonstration site.
Those in Bamako are advised to monitor developments, avoid all gatherings as a precaution, and adhere to all instructions issued by local authorities.
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