Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Banjul, The Gambia (July 24, 2019)

Location:  Social media and press reports indicate that gathering points include, but are not limited to, the following areas in the Kombo Metro Area:

  • Serrekunda Market
  • Bijilo
  • Brikama town center and market
  • Westfield
  • Senegambia
  • Brusubi/Brufut
  • Greater Serrekunda Metro Area

Event:  We are monitoring reports of demonstrations in Brikama and Serrekunda.  Social Media posts indicate that demonstrators from Serrekunda will march toward Bijilo.  Reports say that protests are moving fast and other areas may be affected.

U.S. government personnel are advised to avoid those areas during the morning and afternoon hours.

Actions to Take:

  • Avoid the areas of the demonstrations
  • Exercise caution if unexpectedly in the vicinity of large gatherings or protests
  • Monitor local media for updates

Assistance:

  • S. Embassy Banjul, The Gambia

+220-438-1341

ConsularBanjul@state.gov

U.S. Embassy Banjul website:  https://gm.usembassy.gov/