Several roads in Africa’s richest square mile, Sandton, north of Johannesburg, are closed to traffic and motorists are advised to avoid the area until Friday afternoon.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel renewed calls for a peaceful solution to unrest in Hong Kong on Saturday during her trip to China.
Global credit rating agency Fitch Ratings downgraded Hong Kong’s long-term foreign currency issuer default rating to “AA” from “AA+” after months of unrest and protests in the region.
Spanish apparel giant Zara, seeking to avoid becoming embroiled in controversy over protests in Hong Kong, issued a statement on Chinese social media late on Monday expressing support for China’s sovereignty over the Asian financial hub.
The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government has severely condemned the illegal and violent acts of the radical protesters, which continued to escalate with no regard for the safety of the public.