A protest is scheduled to take place in Kinshasa on Friday, September 6, to denounce recent xenophobic violence in South Africa. Protesters are expected to meet at 12:00 (local time) at Gare Centrale and then march to the Embassy of South Africa. This follows a demonstration in Lubumbashi on Thursday, September 5, during which protesters reportedly vandalized the South African consulate and some South African businesses in the city.
A heightened security presence and localized transportation disruptions are to be expected in the vicinity of the protest. Further protests are likely over the coming days and clashes between protesters and police cannot be ruled out.
Individuals in Kinshasa are advised to monitor developments, avoid all protests and demonstrations as a precaution, anticipate associated transportation disruptions, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.
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