Angolan activists have issued a call for a protest in Luanda on Saturday, October 19, to denounce the price hike on basic foods. This call has prompted authorities to carry out an investigation due to the threat protests pose in undermining state security. Protesters are expected to gather at 11:00 (local time) at Fermat do Cazenga, located near the Presidential Palace.
A heightened security presence and localised traffic disruptions are likely. Clashes between protesters and security forces cannot be ruled out.
Similar protests were held on October 11 and 15.
Individuals in Angola 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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