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25 Sep 2018 | 09:57 AM UTC

South Africa: Violent protest in Cape Town September 25 /update 1

South Africa News Alert

Police forcibly disperse protesters gathered in various areas of Cape Town on September 25, causing major traffic disruptions; further protests possible

TIMEFRAME expected from 9/25/2018, 12:00 AM until 9/28/2018, 11:59 PM (Africa/Johannesburg). COUNTRY/REGION Cape Town

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Event

Police forces reportedly used stun grenades and rubber bullets to disperse protesters who had gathered in various areas of Cape Town on Tuesday, September 25, to denounce increasing crime and unemployment rates. Protesters reportedly blocked major roads in Kensignton, Bonteheuwel, and Bellville, causing major traffic disruptions in the area. Eight people were arrested following clashes that broke out between protesters and security forces. While all affected roads have been reopened as of noon (local time), an increased security presence is reported around Cape Town, with police warning they will not hesitate to intervene to prevent any disruptions to public order.

Advice

Individuals in Cape Town are advised to monitor the situation, allow additional time to reach their destinations, avoid all demonstrations as a precaution, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.

 

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