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30 Nov 2018 | 09:39 PM UTC

Angola: Christian pastors to protest in Luanda December 1

Angola News Alert

The Order of Evangelical Pastors of Angola (OPEA) plan to protest in Luanda December 1; heightened security measures and localized traffic disruptions possible

TIMEFRAME expected from 11/30/2018, 12:00 AM until 12/1/2018, 11:59 PM (Africa/Luanda). COUNTRY/REGION Luanda

Event

Christian leaders are planning to hold a protest in the capital Luanda on Saturday, December 1. The Order of Evangelical Pastors of Angola (OPEA) are calling for supporters to gather at Santa Ana Cemetery starting at 08:00 (local time). Heightened security measures and localized traffic disruptions are possible around the protest site.

Context

The OPEA is protesting the government’s decision to close around 500 non-denominational Christian churches throughout the country during security operations in November. OPEA leaders claim that freedom of religion is at risk and that the government did not coordinate with the churches.

Advice

Individuals in Luanda are advised to avoid all protests as a precaution.

 

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