Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Pretoria, South Africa (March 20, 2018)

Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Pretoria, South Africa (March 20, 2018)

Location: O.R. Tambo International Airport and Surrounds

Event: The U.S. Embassy would like to inform all U.S. citizens of media reports indicating possible disruption on the R21 and R24 highways in Johannesburg on Tuesday morning, March 20, 2018, as a result of a planned taxi protest.  Disruptions to motor vehicle traffic are expected, as protestors intend to block access to Johannesburg’s O.R. Tambo International Airport.  Reports also indicated that City of Ekurhuleni bus services will be suspended as a precautionary measure.

U.S. citizens are advised to make alternate transport arrangements for travel to and from O.R. Tambo International Airport 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.

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