Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Pretoria (South Africa), Demonstration on Thursday, May 18

The U.S. Embassy in Pretoria would like to inform all U.S. citizens of a protest march scheduled for Thursday, May 18, 2017, in front of the U.S. Embassy in Pretoria at 877 Pretorius Street and in front of the United Nations Offices on Francis Baard. The South African Communist Party has been issued a permit for 1,500 participants, and the march is planned to take place from 09:30 � 15:30. Disruptions to motor vehicle traffic are expected in the vicinity of the demonstration.

U.S. citizens are reminded that even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence. You should avoid areas of demonstrations, and exercise caution if in the vicinity of any large gatherings or protests.

Source: Overseas Security Advisory Council