Demonstration Alert – U. S. Consulate Johannesburg, South Africa (March 9, 2018)

Demonstration Alert – U. S. Consulate Johannesburg, South Africa (March 9, 2018)

Location: Katlehong, Gauteng

Event: Demonstrations are currently taking place in and around Katlehong, approximately 35 kilometers east of Johannesburg.

Social media reports indicate that the demonstrations are planned to continue through Sunday, March 11, and that roads into and out of Katlehong will be closed. Social media postings threaten violence against Katlehong residents who attempt to leave their homes.

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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