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24 Nov 2020 | 08:16 PM UTC

South Africa: Demonstrations against gender-based violence to be held nationwide November 25

South Africa News Alert

Demonstrations against gender-based violence to be held nationwide on November 25; avoid demonstrations as a precaution

TIMEFRAME expected from 11/24/2020, 12:00 AM until 11/25/2020, 11:59 PM (Africa/Johannesburg). COUNTRY/REGION South Africa

Event

Nationwide demonstrations against gender-based violence are scheduled to occur in multiple urban centers, including Johanessburg, on Wednesday, November 25. In Johanessburg, the Economic Freedom Fighters political party plans to stage a demonstration at Sasol Ormonde View at 10:00 (local time). The demonstrations are due to coincide with 'International Day of Struggle and Solidarity Against Violence Against Women', and are also part of the UN's international campaign '16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence'. Although the demonstrations are likely to be well attended, it is expected to pass peacefully.

A heightened security presence and disruption to travel is to be anticipated in the vicinity of the rallies.   

Advice

Those in South Africa are advised to avoid all protests as a precaution, monitor the situation, allow ample travel time, and obey instructions issued by local authorities.

 

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