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23 Dec 2019 | 11:51 AM UTC

Côte d'Ivoire: Demonstration in Abidjan December 23

Demonstration reported in Abidjan December 23; heightened security presence and transportation disruptions expected

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Event

A demonstration was reported in Abidjan at approximately 17:00 (local time) on Monday, December 23. Demonstrators reportedly gathered near the US Embassy in Abidjan before police used tear gas to disperse the crowds.

A heightened security presence and localized transportation disruptions are expected in the vicinity of the demonstration. Further protests are possible over the near term.   

Advice

Individuals in Abidjan are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid all demonstrations and public gatherings as a precaution, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.