Demonstration Alert – U. S. Consulate General Johannesburg, South Africa (October 25, 2018)
Location: U.S. Consulate General Johannesburg
Event: A demonstration by the Solidarity Trade Union is scheduled to take place on Thursday, October 25, 2018, in the vicinity of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange.
The Solidarity Trade Union is protesting against Sasol’s Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment share scheme. An application was submitted to the City of Johannesburg for 2,000 demonstrators to gather at Mushroom Farm Park, march to the Johannesburg Stock Exchange on Maude Street, and then proceed to Sasol Place, between 10:30am to 2:00pm. Disruptions to motor vehicle traffic are expected in the vicinity of the demonstration.
Click this link to view the proposed demonstration route: https://goo.gl/maps/NWxrNnwsbhE2
Actions to Take:
- Avoid the area of the demonstration.
- 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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