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15 Mar 2019 | 06:08 PM UTC

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

South Africa News Alert

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

Event

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. 

Advice

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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