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22 Nov 2020 | 12:53 AM UTC

South Africa: Rallies scheduled in Durban for November 23, 24 and 25

South Africa News Alert

Rallies scheduled in Durban for November 23, 24 and 25; anticipate disruption to travel and services

TIMEFRAME expected from 11/22/2020, 12:00 AM until 11/26/2020, 11:59 PM (Africa/Johannesburg). COUNTRY/REGION Durban, KwaZulu-Natal

Event

A series of anti-immigration rallies are scheduled to be held in Durban between November 23-25, Sunday-Tuesday. Previously associated rallies, which have also been organized by the African National Congress' Umkhonto we­Sizwe Military Veterans' Association (MKMVA), have seen clashes between protesters and police, with both the looting and forceful closing of foreign-owned shops across the city. Police have on multiple occasions deployed tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse the crowds associated with the rallies. No exact timings or locations have been named for the above series of protests. 

Disruption to both transport and services should be anticipated during the above rally, as well as a heightened security presence in the vicinity of the demonstrations.

Advice

Those in Durban are advised to monitor developments, avoid any associated protests and demonstrations as a precaution, plan alternative routes if traveling, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.

 

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