DEMONSTRATIONS IN MOGADISHU – FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2021
Demonstration Alert: U.S. Embassy Mogadishu (February 17, 2021)
Location: Mogadishu, Somalia
Event: Demonstrations are expected to take place on Friday, February 19, 2021, from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Daljirka Dahsoon monument in Mogadishu. Somalia’s opposition presidential candidates have called for protests against President of Somalia Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed “Farmaajo” and delays to the country’s electoral process. Given the risk of violent crime and civil unrest, U.S. citizens should avoid these demonstrations and any demonstration-related activities.
Actions to Take:
- Avoid the area.
- Monitor local media for updates.
- Avoid crowds.
- Keep a low profile.
- Have travel documents up to date and easily accessible.
- Have evacuation plans that do not rely on U.S. government assistance.
U.S. Embassy Nairobi, Kenya
United Nations Avenue, Gigiri
+254 (0) 20 363 6451
+254 (0) 20 363 6170 (after hours)
U.S. State Department – Consular Affairs
1-888-407-4747 from U.S. or Canada
1-202-501-4444 from overseas (Somalia)
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