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15 Mar 2019 | 06:08 PM UTC

South Africa: Protest planned near US Consulate in Johannesburg Mar. 16

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Demonstration by labor union planned near US Consulate in Johannesburg March 16; heightened security presence and transportation disruptions likely

TIMEFRAME expected from 3/15/2019, 12:00 AM until 3/16/2019, 11:59 PM (Africa/Johannesburg). COUNTRY/REGION Johannesburg


A demonstration organized by the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa is slated to take place outside the US Consulate General in Johannesburg from 10:00 to 14:00 (local time) on Saturday, March 16. American diplomatic authorities indicate up to 300 people are expected to participate in the demonstration at the intersection of Sandton Drive and Rivonia Drive. A heightened security presence and localized traffic disruptions are likely near the demonstration site. 


Individuals in Johannesburg are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid all protests and demonstrations as a precaution, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.


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