Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Nouakchott, Mauritania

Location:   Nouakchott and other Mauritanian Cities

Event:  Protests are planned today at the Independent National Electoral Commission (CENI) near the U.S. Embassy and Dolphin Circle.  Civil unrest and large security deployments are possible near the CENI and throughout Nouakchott today.  There are reports of protesters burning tires and trash in addition to isolated reports of violence.

Actions to Take:

  • Monitor local media for updates.
  • Avoid demonstrations.
  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • Keep a low profile.