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20 Sep 2019 | 09:09 AM UTC

South Africa: Ongoing protest near Johannesburg September 20

South Africa News Alert

Ongoing protest reported in Roodepoort near Johannesburg September 20; traffic at standstill

TIMEFRAME expected from 9/20/2019, 12:00 AM until 9/21/2019, 11:59 PM (Africa/Johannesburg). COUNTRY/REGION Roodepoort

Event

A violent protest is ongoing in the Central Business District (CBD) in Roodepoort, located near Johannesburg, as of the morning (local time) of Friday, September 20. Protesters who denounce the alleged illegal allocation of flats are reportedly blocking roads with burning tires and rocks, prompting authorities to divert traffic.

Additional security forces have been deployed in the area. Significant traffic disruptions are likely in the coming hours. Clashes between protesters and security forces cannot be ruled out.  

Advice

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

 

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