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Malawi: Ongoing protest in Lilongwe March 6

Protest reported in Lilongwe on March 6; avoid all demonstrations

06 Mar 01:27 PM UTC
TIMEFRAME expected from 3/6/2019, 12:00 AM until 3/9/2019, 11:59 PM (Africa/Blantyre). COUNTRY/REGION Lilongwe
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Event

Reports indicate a protest is ongoing in the capital Lilongwe as of mid-day (local time) on Wednesday, March 6. Protesters, including people with albinism, are reportedly marching to the State House to denounce a spate of violence targeting albino people. Police forces deployed in the area are however blocking protesters. Transportation disruptions are likely in the vicinity of the demonstration and clashes between protesters and security forces cannot be ruled out.

Advice

Individuals present in Lilongwe are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid all demonstrations as violence may flare up without warning, follow all instructions issued by authorities, and anticipate travel disruptions in the affected area.

 

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