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28 Aug 2018 | 10:02 PM UTC

South Africa: Demonstration scheduled in Cape Town August 29

South Africa News Alert

Demonstration against gang violence scheduled in Bonteheuwel area of Cape Town on August 29; transportation disruptions anticipated near Cape Town International Airport (CPT)

TIMEFRAME expected from 8/28/2018, 12:00 AM until 8/29/2018, 11:59 PM (Africa/Johannesburg). COUNTRY/REGION Bonteheuwel

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Event

Civil society groups have called for a demonstration to take place in Cape Town on Wednesday, August 29, to denounce increasing incidents of gang-related violence. According to local sources, demonstrators will gather on Wednesday in Bonteheuwel. Protesters have announced they intend to erect roadblocks on major highways. Transportations disruptions are anticipated along Settlers Way near Cape Town International Airport (CPT). A heightened security presence is expected in the vicinity of any demonstrations.

Advice

Individuals present Cape Town are advised to monitor developments to the situation and to avoid all demonstrations. 

 

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