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10 Jan 2020 | 05:35 AM UTC

Guinea: Clashes broke out in Conakry amid nationwide teachers’ strike January 9

Police opens fire and kills one in Conakry amid nationwide teachers’ strike on January 9; further related protests possible in the near term

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Event

Clashes broke out between protesters and security forces in Conakry on Thursday, January 9, amid an indefinite nationwide teachers' strike called by the teachers' labor union SLECG. Police forces reportedly opened fire using live ammunitions, killing one in the Wanindara area and injuring another in the vicinity of Cosa.

Further related protests are possible over the coming days and weeks. Clashes between security forces and protesters cannot be ruled out.

Advice

Individuals in Guinea, particularly in Conakry, are advised to monitor developments to the situation, minimize movements across Conakry, and adhere to all instructions issued by local authorities.