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07 Aug 2020 | 06:56 AM UTC

Malawi: Graduate interns to demonstrate in Lilongwe August 7

Malawi News Alert

Graduate interns plan to hold a demonstration at Capital Hill in Lilongwe on August 7; heightened security presence and localized disruptions expected

TIMEFRAME expected from 8/7/2020, 12:00 AM until 8/9/2020, 11:59 PM (Africa/Blantyre). COUNTRY/REGION Lilongwe

Event

Graduate interns plan to demonstrate in Lilongwe on Friday, August 7. The demonstrators plan to gather outside the vice-president's office at Capital Hill at 09:00 (local time) to protest over the delay of a government internship program. The program's start date has been pushed back from the beginning of August to the beginning of October due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. Several thousand people could reportedly participate in the demonstration.

A heightened security presence and localized disruptions are expected in the vicinity of Capital Hill on Friday and clashes between demonstrators and security forces cannot be ruled out.

Advice

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

 

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