Protesters gathered in Juba's Shirkat area on Wednesday, June 3, after a nephew of President Salva Kiir, Lual Marine, allegedly shot and killed civilians in the area. Reports suggest that Marine and his bodyguards killed at least four civilians in an incident linked to a land dispute. Authorities have arrested Marine following the incident, however, protesters gathered to criticize the government.
Individuals in Juba are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid all protests and demonstrations as a precaution, and adhere to instructions issued by local authorities and home governments.
The security situation in South Sudan remains complex. Many Western governments advise against all travel to the country. Professional security advice and support should be sought prior to essential travel.
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