Demonstration Alert – U. S. Consulate General Johannesburg, South Africa (February 15, 2018)

Demonstration Alert – U. S. Consulate General Johannesburg, South Africa (February 15, 2018)

Location: U.S. Consulate General Johannesburg

Event: The South African Communist Party (SACP) has scheduled a demonstration for Thursday, February 15, 2018, at the U.S. Consulate General Johannesburg. The demonstration is in protest of U.S. policy toward Israel. The City of Johannesburg has issued a permit for 550 participants.

According to the approved plan, the protesters will gather on the Sandton Drive sidewalk directly in front of the Consulate as well as on the sidewalk at the Sandton Drive and Rivonia Road intersection next to the Consulate. The protesters are scheduled to gather at 10:00 a.m. and disperse at 2:00 p.m.

The Consulate will remain open for business during the protest.

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.

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