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07 Aug 2020 | 12:41 PM UTC

South Africa: Tear gas deployed as protesters gather outside Zimbabwean Embassy in Pretoria August 7 /update 1

South Africa News Alert

Security forces fire tear gas as protesters gather outside Zimbabwean Embassy in Pretoria on August 7; avoid the area and all demonstrations as a precaution, anticipate localized disruptions in the near term

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

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Event

Security forces fired tear gas to disperse protesters outside the Zimbabwean Embassy in Pretoria on Friday, August 7. Protesters have gathered to demonstrate against police brutality and alleged state-sanctioned violence against citizens in Zimbabwe. The demonstration was initially called by a civil rights group to denounce the prosecution of journalists and activists in Zimbabwe. Gatherings remain restricted amid the ongoing coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.

Localized disruptions are anticipated in the vicinity of the demonstration in the near term. A heightened security presence should also be expected and clashes cannot be ruled out.  

Advice

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

 

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