Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Pretoria, South Africa (March 1, 2018)
Location: Pretoria Central Business District
Event: Tshwane Metro Police Department (TMPD) announced that the Community Workers Program (CWP) was granted permission to march in Pretoria today, March 1, 2018, from 10am to 1:30pm. The number of marchers/protestors is expected to be at least 4,000. The CWP members are protesting their working conditions and want to hand over a memorandum to a representative of the Presidency.
The march/protest will commence at Old Putco Depot then proceed to Struben Street, right turn onto Sophie De Bryn Street, left onto Madiba Street, and then onwards to the Union Building.
The following intersections along Madiba Street will be affected:
Kgosi Mampuru Street
Paul Kruger Street
Thabo Shume Street
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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