Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Mauritania

Location:  Any sub-district in Nouakchott and possibly in other cities and locations across Mauritania

Event:  Possible demonstrations concerning release of a detained blogger

In light of public debate about the possible release from detention of a controversial blogger, protests are possible at different points throughout Mauritania.  Protesters may gather at any location with minimal prior notice.

Increased presence of Mauritanian security forces is expected throughout Nouakchott.

Actions to Take:

  • Avoid crowds.
  • Monitor local media for updates.
  • Avoid demonstrations.


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    Embassy Duty Officer Phone 3662-8163
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    888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444
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