Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Lome, Togo

Location: Announced gathering points in Togo include, but are not limited to:

  • Lome
  • Anie
  • Atakpame
  • Binah
  • Dankpen
  • Sotouboua
  • Tchamba
  • Tsevie

Event: Demonstrations expected to take place Saturday, January 13 beginning in the morning and continuing until the early evening. Opposition political parties intend to protest against the Togolese government, principally in Lome. The ruling political party intends to demonstrate in support of the government, mainly in the inland cities. Recent protests have encountered a strong police/security force presence and the use of tear gas.

U.S. government personnel are advised to avoid large public gatherings and plan routes carefully to avoid crowds.

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.
  • Keep a low profile.


  • U.S. Embassy Lome, Togo

+(228) 2261-5470

  • State Department – Consular Affairs

+1 888-407-4747 or +1 202-501-4444