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27 Aug 2020 | 02:45 PM UTC

South Africa: Residents and police clash in violent protests in Eldorado Park (Johannesburg) August 27

South Africa News Alert

Violent protests between police and Eldorado Park residents following recent police-involved shooting August 27; avoid the area

TIMEFRAME expected from 8/27/2020, 12:00 AM until 8/28/2020, 11:59 PM (Africa/Johannesburg). COUNTRY/REGION Johannesburg, Eldorado Park

Event

Johannesburg police report on Thursday, August 27, that violent unrest has broken out in the Eldorado Park neighborhood following the police-involved shooting of a teenager a day earlier. Tear gas and rubber bullets were used in response after live ammunition was reportedly fired at the officers responding to the area. Four residents were arrested for public violence after at least three police officers were injured. Three police vehicles were also damaged during the protest. Residents have vowed to continue protesting until police brutality in the area is addressed. Further unrest is likely in the near-term.

Advice

Those in the area 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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