Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Pretoria

Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Pretoria (January 22, 2020)

Location: U.S. Embassy Pretoria

Event:  A demonstration is expected outside the U.S. Embassy in Pretoria on Thursday, January 23, 2020, from approximately 10:00 A.M. until 2:00 P.M.  The group intends to demonstrate in reaction to recent developments in the Middle East.  Two lanes of Pretorius Street will be closed by police to accommodate the demonstration.  Although local police will be present, disruptions to motor vehicle and pedestrian traffic are likely in the vicinity of the demonstration.

Access to the visitor’s parking lot and visitor’s entry may be affected during 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.