Security: Anti-US protesters plan to march in the Bab al-Yaman area of Sana'a, Yemen, the afternoon of Jan. 6. Clashes possible. Avoid all protests.

Severity: Warning Alert

This alert affects Sana'a

This alert began 06 Jan 2020 07:00 GMT and is scheduled to expire 06 Jan 2020 19:00 GMT.

  • Event: Anti-US protest march
  • Location: Sana'a (map)
  • Start Time/Date: Afternoon of Jan. 6
  • Impact: Ground transport disruptions, increased security; possible clashes

Summary
Various political and religious groups plan to hold an anti-US protest march in the Bab al-Yaman area of Sana'a, the afternoon of Jan. 6. Protesters are denouncing the US airstrike that killed Iranian Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani and Shi'a militia leader Abu Mahdi al-Mohandis in Baghdad, Iraq, Jan. 3. Thousands are likely to attend the event.

Significant travel disruptions are likely in the Bab al-Yaman area during the protest march. Authorities will also likely deploy additional security personnel to manage the gathering. Clashes could break out if protesters fail to follow the orders of security personnel.

Advice
Avoid the demonstration due to possible clashes. Allow extra time to reach destinations near the affected areas. Heed the advice of security personnel.

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