#Madagascar Security Alert: Opposition politicians have said that they will continue public meetings downtown #Antananarivo every day starting at 10 a.m. for the foreseeable future. U.S. citizens are strongly advised to use caution in this area. https://t.co/pLcuKlDUTU pic.twitter.com/sVfyBf9AVC
— Travel – State Dept (@TravelGov) April 25, 2018
From the US Embassy in Madagascar –
Location: Downtown and surrounding neighborhoods of City Hall in Analakely, Antananarivo.
Event: Opposition politicians have said that they will continue public meetings downtown every day starting at 10 a.m. for the foreseeable future. Recent gatherings have drawn large crowds and shown the potential for tensions to escalate. U.S. citizens are strongly advised to use caution if going to this area.
Actions to Take:
- Avoid the areas of the meetings in Analakely and the surrounding areas in downtown Antananarivo of Soarano, Behoririka, Tsaralalana, Ambodifilao, Ambatomena, Andohan’Analakely, and Ambohijatovo.
- Exercise caution if unexpectedly in the vicinity of large gatherings or protests.
- Monitor local media for updates.
- Review your personal security plans.
- Keep a low profile.
Please click through here for the embassy website.
Thousands of opposition supporters in Madagascar returned to the streets to protest a security crackdown that saw two people killed at a weekend demo against new electoral laws in a nation that has suffered decades of political instability.https://t.co/CCo2SDP2ns pic.twitter.com/5cUp4IxmFC
— AFP Africa (@AFPAfrica) April 24, 2018
In Madagascar, 1 protester was killed and 16 were injured, simply for trying to ensure that the election will allow genuine opposition to the president. Diplomats should tell the president that they will not endorse elections that exclude those candidates. https://t.co/zOVcihOfsg
— Brian Klaas (@brianklaas) April 24, 2018
— The Voice of America (@VOANews) April 23, 2018
“The situation is uneasy in #Madagascar … as hundreds of demonstrators gathered in the government quarter to protest a new law they say is designed to prevent their candidate from running in this year’s presidential elections.” https://t.co/ZeCz1t2s9Z
— Vanguard Africa (@VanguardAfrica) April 23, 2018
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