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14 Oct 2019 | 04:43 AM UTC

South Africa: Police plan march in Pretoria October 14

South Africa News Alert

Police call for a march against gender-based violence in Pretoria on October 14; heightened security presence and localized transport disruptions expected

TIMEFRAME expected from 10/14/2019, 12:00 AM until 10/14/2019, 11:59 PM (Africa/Johannesburg). COUNTRY/REGION Pretoria

Event

The South African Police Services (SAPS) will hold a march in Pretoria on Monday, October 14, to raise awareness for gender-based violence. Participants plan to gather at 10:00 (local time) at Paul Kruger Street and then march to Jubilee Park, via Leyds Street, and Kotze Street. Protesters are expected to disperse from Jubilee Park at 15:00. Officials have said that the roads along the march route will be closed.

A heightened security presence and transportation disruptions, including traffic, is expected along the march route.

Context

Protests against gender-based violence have taken place throughout South Africa since September 3 sparked by a slew of high-profile rapes and murders.

Advice

Individuals in Pretoria 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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