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Demonstration Alert: U.S. Embassy Pretoria, South Africa
October 23, 2020

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.


United States Embassy to the Republic of South Africa
(Note: The Embassy does not provide consular services.)
877 Pretorius Street, Arcadia, Pretoria
Tel: 012-431-4000 (outside South Africa: +27-12-431-4000)
Facebook: www.facebook.com/USEmbassySA/ 

State Department – Consular Affairs

1-888-407-4747 or 1-202-501-4444
South Africa Country Information
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