Demonstration Alert– U.S. Embassy Freetown, Sierra Leone

Location:   Fourah Bay College, Freetown

Event:  Sources in the area of Fourah Bay College are reporting there are violent confrontations at the school, and 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.

US embassy personnel have been advised to avoid the Fourah Bay College area today. 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