Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Lome, Togo

Location: Announced gathering points in Togo include:

  • Lome, Atikoumé/Akossombo (northwest Lome)
  • Lome, ETS CCP (northern Lome)
  • Lome, Bè Gakpoto (northeast Lome)

Event: Demonstrations expected to take place Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday – January 31, February 1, and February 3 – beginning in the morning and continuing until the early evening.  Opposition political parties intend to protest against the Togolese government. Recent protests have encountered a strong police/security force presence. If marchers deviate from approved routes, police often use crowd control methods such as tear gas.

U.S. government personnel are advised to avoid downtown Lome on protest days.

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.

Assistance:

  • U.S. Embassy Lome, Togo

+(228) 2261-5470

ConsularLome@state.gov

https://tg.usembassy.gov/

  • State Department – Consular Affairs

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