Location: Phuthaditjhaba, Free State.
Event: There is ongoing violent protest activity in the area surrounding Phuthaditjhaba, Free State, which is on the eastern border of the Golden Gate Highlands National Park. Protesters have blocked some roads and are reportedly throwing stones at passing vehicles. The cause of the protest is unknown at this time.
Actions to Take:
- Avoid the areas of the protest.
- Exercise caution if unexpectedly in the vicinity of large gatherings or protests.
- Monitor local media for updates.
- Keep a low profile.
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