Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy, Maseru, Lesotho

Events:

Thursday, October 25:  Mo Afrika FM radio station will hold a procession from the Pope’s Field along John Paul Road via Katlehong to Moshoeshoe Statue commencing at 09:00 A. M.  Police will lead the procession.  The participants will be expected to disperse at 15:00 P.M.

Friday, October 26:  A group identified as “Concerned Basotho” will hold a procession from the Pope’s Field along John Paul Road via Katlehong to Moshoeshoe Statue from 10:00 A. M.

Friday, October 26:  The Independent Electoral Commissions in SADC have gathered in Lesotho this week.  On Friday they will hold a peaceful procession commencing at the National Convention Centre along Kingsway to Maseru Club.  The exact time of the procession is not yet known.

Actions to Take:

  • Avoid the area of the demonstration.
  • Exercise caution if unexpectedly in the vicinity of large gatherings or protests.
  • Monitor local media for updates.
  • Keep a low profile.

Assistance: