U.S. Embassy Nouakchott, Mauritania (October 20, 2023)

Demonstration Alert:  U.S. Embassy Nouakchott, Mauritania (October 20, 2023)


Location: Multiple locations in Nouakchott, including United States Embassy, Nouakchott, Mauritania


Event: There are reports of multiple planned protests today

·         0950 at the U.S., French, German and possibly other western embassies; and U.N. offices

·         1400-1500 after Friday prayer – March from the Saudi Mosque to the U.N.

·         1700 – March from the Palestine Embassy to the U.N.

 Actions to Take:

·         Monitor local media for updates

·         Avoid the area

·     Avoid crowds

  • Avoid demonstrations

·     Keep a low profile

For assistance:

U.S. Embassy Nouakchott





State Department – Consular Affairs

1-888-407-4747 or 1-202-501-4444


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