Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Maseru, Lesotho

Location:  Ladybrand, South Africa.

Event:  A planned protest in Ladybrand is scheduled for May 24, 2018.  Although, the exact location and timing is not known at this time, this protest has the potential of becoming violent based on previous experiences with similar protests in the past.

An official notice has been sent to Ladybrand residents advising them to take necessary precautions.  Due to previous violent demonstrations, some schools and businesses have closed for the day.  Residents report being advised not to go to work until the end of the protest, and some parents have received notices on school closures.  Please heed this notice if you have plans to travel to Ladybrand.

Actions to Take:

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

Assistance:

  • S. Embassy Maseru, Lesotho

+266 2231-2666

USConsularMaseru@state.gov

https://ls.usembassy.gov/