The Embassy has confirmed reports that Ousmane Sonko has been arrested by the Gendarmerie and taken to Section de Recherches. This event is likely to lead to spontaneous protests. American citizens should remain vigilant and note that events can quickly turn confrontational and escalate into violence. American citizens are urged to avoid any areas where such protest events, or reports of such events, are ongoing.
Actions to take:
· Monitor local media for updates.
· Avoid crowds.
· Avoid demonstrations.
· Be aware of your surroundings.
· Exercise caution if unexpectedly in the vicinity of large gatherings or protests.
U.S. Embassy Dakar, Senegal
Route Des Almadies
State Department – Consular Affairs
888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444