Djibouti (SD) – The US Embassy in Djibouti has issued a warning to citizens living in Djibouti, in a press release today.
The US Embassy said in a statement that citizens should not go to these Gathering points may include, but are not limited to, the following neighborhoods in Djibouti City, Djibouti:
• Balbala Adi
• Cheikh Moussa
• Stade Gouled
The rally in Djibouti today is in response to the arrest and torture of army pilot Fuad Yusuf Ali whose he is currently detained in a jail in Djibouti.
“Opposition parties have called for demonstrations against the Government of Djibouti on June 12, 2020. Recent protests have encountered a strong security force presence. U.S. government personnel are advised to avoid those areas throughout the day”. Said the US Statement.
The US government, which has a military base in Djibouti, offers its citizens the following advice:
• Avoid large crowds and demonstrations
• Use vigilance during your movements around Djibouti city
• Keep a low profile
• Notify friends and family of your safety
• Be aware of your surroundings
• Carry proper identification, including a U.S. passport with a current Djiboutian visa.
The Djibouti government did not issued a response to the US statement and protests that are planned to take place in the country today.