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01 Sep 2020 | 06:11 PM UTC

CAR: Security forces clash with protesters in Ombella-M’Poko prefecture August 30

Security forces clash with protesting residents in Ombella-M’Poko prefecture on August 30; further unrest possible in the near term



Security forces clashed with protesting residents in Ombella-M'Poko prefecture on Sunday, August 30. The clashes reportedly occurred in Gaga commune, and reports indicate at least one member of the security forces was killed and another injured during the clashes. It was not immediately clear why the protests broke out.

Further demonstrations are likely in the short term, along with a heightened security presence


Those in Ombella-M'Poko are advised to monitor developments, avoid all protests as a precaution, and adhere to all instructions issued by local authorities.

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