Security forces have been heavily deployed in Juba ahead of the demonstrations.
According to numerous eyewitnesses, the South Sudan government has deployed personnel of the South Sudan People’s Defense Forces (SSPDF), South Sudan National Security Service (NSS), and South Sudan Police Service (SSNPS) in major districts of the country’s capital Juba.
This seems to be in preparation for demonstrations planned by the People’s Coalition for Civil Action (PCCA) on August 30, 2021, in which demonstrators are anticipated to demand the resignation of President Salva Kiir Mayardit and First Vice President Dr. Riek Machar Teny.
According to a Sudan Post article obtained by NCMP, many eyewitnesses verified that the government has extensively deployed joint security personnel in the regions of Gudele, Munuki, Gumbo, and several other locations, including the Round-About next to the Seventh-Day Adventists’ Church.
In addition, the South Sudan government reportedly enforces a curfew and prohibits any social gatherings. There is also a threat and warning that anybody who leaves his home on that day (30 August) does so at his own risk.