Demonstration Alert: U.S. Embassy Dakar, Senegal

Location: Various neighborhoods throughout Dakar, Senegal, including:

  • VDN
  • FANN
  • Universite Cheikh Anta Diop (UCAD)
  • Plateau

Event: Planned demonstrations are expected to take place over the next several days, with the possibility of additional spontaneous demonstrations.  The demonstrators intend to protest in response to increased political tensions.  Demonstrations may occur on major roadways in and around the areas mentioned above, resulting in increased traffic delays.  The Government of Senegal is providing police presence when demonstrations occur.

Actions to Take:

  • Avoid VDN, FANN, UCAD and Plateau.
  • Avoid crowds.
  • Avoid demonstrations.
  • Be aware of your surroundings.