Anti-Femicide Protests Continue on Streets of Cape Town

South African police are on high alert after demonstrators returned to the streets of Cape Town to protest violence against women. Previously, officers used tear gas and water cannons to disperse protesters near the Cape Town International Convention Centre where the 2019 World Economic Forum on Africa summit is being held. A press release from the World Economic Forum regarding the protest action read: Spiraling levels of violence against women in Africa require immediate action from governments and businesses, including tangible measures to create safe spaces ... The failure to protect women is not just a moral issue; it also comes with a high economic cost.

#AmINext protesters wearing black in support of the fight against gender-based violence took their demonstrations to the gates of Parliament and the Cape Town CBD.

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