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12 Feb 2020 | 02:38 PM UTC

Mali: Teachers to demonstrate in Bamako February 13

Teachers’ unions call for march in Bamako February 13; heightened security presence and associated transportation disruptions expected



According to US diplomatic authorities, teachers' unions are calling for a demonstration to be held in Bamako on Thursday, February 13. Participants are expected to gather around 08:00 (local time) at the Place de la liberté before marching toward the Monument de l'indépendance. The demonstration has been sanctioned by local officials.

A heightened security presence and localized transportation disruptions are expected in the vicinity of the demonstration.


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