On Wednesday, September 4, at least 25 people were arrested in Matola during a protest denouncing recent incidents of xenophobic violence in South Africa. Protesters erected roadblocks along the N4 highway which connects Matola to Maputo, causing traffic delays for nearly four hours before security personnel dispersed the demonstration.
Similar protests are possible in Mozambique over the coming days. Heightened security measures and localized transportation disruptions are likely around demonstration sites.
Individuals in Matola and Maputo 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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