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05 Oct 2018 | 09:28 AM UTC

South Africa: Protests ongoing in Johannesburg October 5 /update 2

South Africa News Alert

Protests in Ennerdale (Johannesburg) on October 5; avoid the area

TIMEFRAME expected from 10/5/2018, 12:00 AM until 10/6/2018, 11:59 PM (Africa/Johannesburg). COUNTRY/REGION Johannesburg, Ennerdale

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Event

Protesters in Johannesburg are reportedly burning tires on main commuter routes, such as the N3 in the Ennerdale neighborhood, as of Friday, October 5. Hundreds have gathered in support of Westbury residents, who have carried out several protests in recent days to denounce rising insecurity in the area. Transportation delays are possible in the Ennerdale area in the coming hours, and further protests are possible in the city in the coming days.

Context

On September 27, a woman was killed in a shootout between rival gangs in Westbury. Associated protests began on September 28, with residents demanding more policing and an end to gang violence.

Advice

Individuals in Johannesburg, particularly in the Ennerdale area, are advised to monitor the situation, anticipate transportation delays, avoid all demonstrations and protests as a precaution, never cross a roadblock without permission, and to adhere to all instructions issued by local authorities.

 

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