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05 Sep 2019 | 09:49 AM UTC

DRC: Protest reported outside South African Consulate in Lubumbashi September 5

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Protest reportedly ongoing outside South African Consulate in Lubumbashi September 5; heightened security presence and localized traffic disruptions expected

TIMEFRAME expected from 9/5/2019, 12:00 AM until 9/6/2019, 11:59 PM (Africa/Kinshasa). COUNTRY/REGION DRC

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A demonstration is reportedly ongoing outside the South African Consulate in Lubumbashi as of Thursday, September 5, to denounce a spate of xenophobic violence incidents that took place in Johannesburg between Sunday, September 1, and Tuesday, September 3.

Localized transportation disruptions and a heightened security presence are to be expected in the vicinity of the protest.  


Individuals in Lubumbashi are advised to monitor developments, avoid all protests and demonstrations, prepare for associated disruptions to transportation, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.


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