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12 Feb 2020 | 10:41 AM UTC

Mali: Police officers to demonstrate in Bamako February 14, 21, and 28

Police unions call for sit-ins in Bamako on February 14, 21, and 28; heightened security presence and localized transportation disruptions expected



Mali's Coalition of National Police Unions (SAP, APN, APRM, SYLIPOL, and SIP) has called for a series of sit-ins to take place on Friday, February 14, Friday, February 21, and Friday, February 28, in front of the Ministry of Security and Civil Protection in Bamako. These demonstrations are intended to draw government attention to the coalition's grievances.

A heightened security presence and localized transportation disruptions are possible in the vicinity of the demonstrations.  


Individuals in Bamako are advised to monitor the situation, avoid all demonstrations as a precaution, anticipate a heightened security presence and localized transportation disruptions, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.

Due to the underlying terrorist and kidnapping threats prevalent in the country, all those present in Mali are advised to remain discreet regarding personal details, particularly information concerning nationality, employment, family, etc. Individuals are also advised to avoid public events and places frequented by Westerners, to remain vigilant at all times (especially in local markets, now used by terrorists as recruitment grounds), and to report any suspicious objects or behavior to the authorities.