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Alert: UPDATE 1: Reports of Protests this Afternoon
June 1, 2023

  • NEW: Demonstrations at the new bridge between NGOR village and Yoff.  At Ngor village protestors were pushed back in Ngor Village and Gendarmes are throwing tear gas.
  • Ongoing protests in Medina, Fass, Ngor, Yoff, Pikine, Guediawaye, Thiaroye, Rufisque, Mbour, Ziguinchor, Saint Louis.
  • Protestor killed in Ziguinchor
  • Clashes at UCAD between Police and Protestors, with burning tires, blocked traffic, and tear gas.
  • Several buses burned on campus.
  • Students ransacking buildings and cars.  Police did not enter campus.
  • The Corniche is blocked from the Radisson Blu to UCAD campus.

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.


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