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26 Feb 2020 | 05:53 AM UTC

Malawi: Ongoing march in Lilongwe February 26

Ongoing DPP march in Lilongwe February 26; heightened security presence and transportation disruptions expected

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Event

A march organized by the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) for the restoration of democratic justice is currently ongoing as of 13:00 (local time) on Wednesday, February 26, in Lilongwe. Approximately 15,000 people are reportedly marching from the Civic Offices towards the Kamuzu central roundabout.

A heightened security presence and transportation disruptions are to be expected in the vicinity of the demonstration. Clashes between security forces and protesters cannot be ruled out.

Advice

Individuals in Lilongwe are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid all protests and demonstrations as a precaution, allow additional time to travel, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.