Location: Tchaourou (about 50 km south of Parakou)
Event: Protests in Tchaourou over several days have resulted in intermittent blocking of trafficking along the Cotonou-Malanville road and reports of some violent encounters and significant security force presence in the area. Consider alternate routes when traveling between Dassa and Parakou.
Actions to Take:
- Avoid the area.
- Monitor local media for updates.
- Avoid crowds and demonstrations.
- Be aware of your surroundings when in the vicinity of any large gatherings, protests, or demonstrations.
- Review your personal security plans.
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- State Department – Consular Affairs
- Benin Country Information
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