Demonstration Alert: U.S. Embassy Pretoria, South Africa

Location: Pretoria, South Africa  

Event: The U.S. Embassy is aware of a march scheduled for Sunday, October 25 between 10:00 am and 1:00 pm in the vicinity of the U.S. Embassy in Pretoria that will end in front of the U.S. Embassy entrance.  

The Embassy would like to remind U.S. citizens that even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence.  The Embassy would like to recommend avoiding the areas of demonstrations and exercise caution if in the vicinity of any large gatherings or protests.   

Actions to Take: 

  • Avoid the area of the demonstrations. 
  • Keep a low profile.
  • Exercise caution if unexpectedly in the vicinity of large gatherings or protests.
  • Monitor local media for updates.