Demonstration Alert – U. S. Consulate General Cape Town, South Africa (March 8, 2018)

Demonstration Alert – U. S. Consulate General Cape Town, South Africa (March 8, 2018)

Location:  Gugulethu and Nyanga townships, Cape Town

Event:  Violent protests have caused road closures and affected access to public buildings and shopping centers in Gugulethu and Nyanga townships. Demonstrations could spread to other townships. Traffic on the N2 highway near these areas has been disrupted by protestors throwing stones.

Demonstrators are protesting evictions by the city’s Anti-Land Invasion Unit in these townships.

Actions to Take:

  • Avoid the areas of the demonstrations.
  • Exercise caution if unexpectedly in the vicinity of large gatherings or protests.
  • Monitor local media for updates.
  • Keep a low profile.

Assistance: