Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Nouakchott, July 18, 2022

Location: Vicinity of Carrefour Madrid (the traffic cirle with a sculpture depicting a large stack of books in a spiral, at (18.079072280049125, -15.965265172374995).  Other locations possible.

Event: “Unauthorized” Demonstrations have already occured to protest announced price increases in fuel and other goods.  Future demonstrations are considered possible. U.S. government personnel are advised to avoid the area.

In the event a demonstration is deemed “unauthorized” by the government, there is a strong possibility of clashes between police and demonstrators.

Actions to take:

  • Avoid the area of Carrefour Madrid
  • Monitor local media for updates
  • Avoid demonstrations
  • Be aware of your surroundings


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