Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy, Ezulwini, Eswatini

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Location:  Manzini

Event:  The Swaziland United Democratic Front (SUDF) and other groups are planning a march in Manzini on Friday, May 3, 2019, calling for a People’s Parliament.  SUDF is expecting 1,000 participants in this event.  Disruptions of pedestrian and vehicular traffic are likely.   U.S. Embassy personnel have been advised to avoid the demonstration area and to exercise caution if in the area of any large gatherings, protests, or demonstrations.

Actions to Take:

  • Avoid the areas of demonstrations, knowing that a potential for violence exists.
  • Monitor local media for updates.
  • Exercise extra caution, and consider leaving the area, if unexpectedly in the vicinity of large gatherings or protests.

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