Cape Town Protest Alert


16 July 2019


Situation:

Supporters of the Friends of Cuba Society group are slated to demonstrate in

front of the Parliament building in Cape Town on Tuesday, July 16 and 23, and on Friday,

July 26, to denounce US sanctions on Cuba. Protesters will meet from 12:30 to 13:30 (local

time).


Possible Effects:

  • Disrupted modes of transportation

  • Increases in traffic, especially near protest sites

  • Roads blocked by protestors with little to no notice

  • Protests which have the possibility of turning violent

Mitigating Factors to Apply:

  • Avoid all protests, demonstrations, and large crowds, which have the possibility of turning violent

  • If you are caught in a blockade:

  1. Remain calm

  2. Do not exit your vehicle

  3. For emergencies, dial 112

  • Allow extra time for travel

  • Monitor local and social media for updates

  • Enroll in the Safe Traveler program (STEP) to receive warnings from the U.S.

  • Embassy


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Disclaimer: LSDS gathers information from multiple sources and offers insight and perspective to travelers. Sources cannot be validated for accuracy in every instance. Travelers assume all risk associated with their travel and are responsible for the decisions associated with travel and for their own safety. Users of this reference document agree, to hold harmless LSDS (LLC) its employees and clients associated with any risk or injury incurred during travel.

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