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09 Oct 2020 | 03:55 AM UTC

Malawi: Women’s marches planned in multiple cities over alleged discrimination in the government October 9

Malawi News Alert

Women’s marches planned in Lilongwe, Blantyre, and Mzuzu over alleged discrimination in the government on October 9; avoid all protests

TIMEFRAME expected from 10/9/2020, 12:00 AM until 10/11/2020, 11:59 PM (Africa/Blantyre). COUNTRY/REGION Lilongwe, Blantyre, Mzuzu

Event

The Women's Manifesto Movement group has planned marches in Lilongwe, Blantyre, and Mzuzu on Friday, October 9, against the alleged lack of representation of women in the government. Participants plan to gather from 10:00 to 13:00 (local time) in each location. Media sources indicate that protesters in Lilongwe plan to march from Kamuzu Central Hospital to Parliament. In Blantyre, protesters will march from the Clock Tower to Kamuzu Stadium. In Mzuzu, participants will march from Katoto Secondary School to the City Council.

A heightened security presence and localized disruptions should be anticipated in the vicinity of the planned rallies. Further associated demonstrations cannot be ruled out and clashes between security forces and protesters are possible.

Advice

Those in the aforementioned areas are advised to monitor the situation, avoid all gatherings and protests as a precaution, anticipate associated disruptions, and heed any directives issued by local governments.

 

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