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13 Dec 2019 | 03:29 AM UTC

Mali: Demonstration scheduled in Bamako December 13 /update 1

Demonstration organized by the Patriot Group of Mali and the Yiribacoro Association of Mali to be held in Bamako December 13; heightened security presence and localized transportation disruptions expected

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Event

The Patriot Group of Mali (GPM) and the Yiribacoro Association of Mali have called for a demonstration to be held in Bamako on Friday, December 13, to demand the departure of French forces from Mali. Participants are expected to gather at Babemda at 15:00 (local time) and march towards the Bourse du Travail. The demonstration has been authorized by local officials.

A heightened security presence and localized transportation disruptions are expected near the protest site.

Advice

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