Demonstration Alert– U.S. Embassy Freetown, Sierra Leone (1/30/2020)
Location: Fourah Bay College, Freetown
Event: Sources in the area of Fourah Bay College are reporting that there are continuing confrontations at the school. An increased number of police maintaining order is expected. An enlarged security presence and continued confrontations will likely congest traffic on the main road leading through the college and could present a dangerous situation for people transiting through the campus area.
U.S. Embassy personnel have been advised to avoid the Fourah Bay College area. If you live in the area, and must travel there, please exercise extreme caution.
Actions to Take:
- Avoid the area.
- Avoid crowds.
- Monitor local media for updates.
- U.S. Embassy Freetown, Sierra Leone
+(232) 99100 5000
+(232) 99905029 (after hours)
State Department – Consular Affairs
888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444
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