Demonstration Alert: U.S. Embassy Cotonou, Benin (June 10, 2020)
Location: Cotonou, Benin: Areas of the Etoile Rouge, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs complex, and surrounding areas
Event: The U.S. Embassy in Cotonou has received reports that a demonstration is planned for Thursday, June 11, 2020, at 0800 to protest current events in the United States.
Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and possibly escalate into violence.
Actions to Consider:
- Avoid the areas of the Etoile Rouge, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs complex, and surrounding areas.
- Avoid demonstrations and large crowds.
- Follow local laws.
- Be aware of your surroundings.
- Monitor local media for updates.
- Carry proper identification, including a U.S. passport with a current Beninese visa.
- Review your personal security plans.
- Wear a mask when in public spaces to protect yourself and others from the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
- U.S. Embassy Cotonou, Benin
Boulevard de la Marina Cotonou Benin
+229 21 36 75 00 or +229 21 30 06 50
- State Department – Consular Affairs
+1 888-407-4747 or +1 202-501-4444
- Benin Country Information
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