Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Freetown, Sierra Leone (September 19, 2019)


  • Government Center, Tower Hill, Freetown, Sierra Leone
  • US Embassy, Southridge/Hill Station, Freetown, Sierra Leone
  • Other Diplomatic Missions, Freetown, Sierra Leone

Event: Demonstrations are expected to take place today, September 19, 2019.  Reports on social media and on the radio are reporting there are planned demonstrations at the State House, U.S. Embassy and other diplomatic missions. There is an increased amount of police at the Embassy and in the Government Center-area tasked with maintaining order. Expect the increased security personnel to congest traffic in these areas.

U.S. government personnel are advised to exercise extreme caution and stay away from crowds.

Actions to Take:

  • Avoid the area of Government Center.
  • Avoid crowds.
  • Monitor local media for updates.


  • U.S. Embassy Freetown, Sierra Leone
    +(232) 99100 5000
    +(232) 99905029 (after hours)
    U.S. Embassy Freetown Website
  • State Department – Consular Affairs
    888-407-4747 or 202-501-444
    Sierra Leone Country Information
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