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18 Sep 2019 | 06:58 AM UTC

South Africa: Climate change rallies planned nationwide September 20

South Africa News Alert

Activists plan rallies in Johannesburg and Cape Town on September 20 in association with a global climate strike movement; similar rally in Pretoria September 25

TIMEFRAME expected from 9/18/2019, 12:00 AM until 9/25/2019, 11:59 PM (Africa/Johannesburg). COUNTRY/REGION Johannesburg, Cape Town, Pretoria, South Africa

Event

Multiple rallies in support of the global climate strike movement are scheduled to take place in South Africa on Friday, September 20. The African Climate Alliance is organizing a student demonstration in Cape Town from 12:00-14:00 (local time). Supporters will gather at the corner of Cambridge and Keizergracht streets before marching to the parliament building. In Johannesburg, protesters will gather at Pieter Roos Park at 09:30 before marching to the Gauteng legislature building until 13:00. Another march is also scheduled to be held in Braamfontein on Dekorte Street starting at 12:00.

Further demonstrations are set to be held on Wednesday, September 25, in Pretoria. Supporters are being asked to gather at the Pretoria National Botanical Garden at 10:00 before starting a march at 11:00 south of the N1. The march is expected to last about three hours, with the demonstration officially ending by 16:00. Heightened security measures and localized traffic disruptions are anticipated around all protest sites.

Context

Activists are organizing rallies around the world on September 20 to demand more effective government action on climate change issues.

Advice

Individuals in South Africa are advised to monitor the situation, avoid all protests and demonstrations as a precaution, anticipate localized traffic disruptions and a heightened security presence near demonstration sites, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.

 

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