Demonstration Alert – U. S. Consulate General Johannesburg, South Africa

Demonstration Alert – U. S. Consulate General Johannesburg, South Africa (September 12, 2019)

Location: Johannesburg Stock Exchange; Sandton, Johannesburg

Event: A coalition of 70 civil society activist groups is planning to demonstrate against gender-based violence in Sandton, Johannesburg, on Friday, September 13, 2019, between 3 a.m. and 3 p.m. Demonstrators are planning to hold a sit-in around the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE). Maude Street will be closed to vehicle traffic between Rivonia Road and West Street. Organizers have indicated they will provide transportation for up to 3000 participants, but many more may arrive via public and private transportation. Expect significant disruptions to motor vehicle traffic in the area of the demonstration.

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: