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2 female INGO workers were harassed by 6 youth


On 15.9.2016. Juba. Two female expat INGO  staff members being threatened and harassed by a group of 5-6 youths  while walking back to their compound along the inner roads of Tamping at around 17:20 hrs. According to reports, 5-6 youths (reportedly smelling of alcohol) armed with stones, sticks and knives threatened the two  INGO workers for an unknown reason by charging at them and shouting at them (in local language) in an aggressive manner. One of the staff members attempted to de-escalate the situation with a minimum level of success. After a few minutes of tension, another local man arrived and attempted to calm down the aggressive men; as the situation unfolded, a group of boda boda drivers nearby started shouting aggressively for undetermined reasons as well. Once it was possible to create some space, the staff members attempted to leave the scene but had rocks thrown at them; they managed to arrive to a local restaurant and waited to be picked up by their colleagues. Given language impediments, it is unknown what the men were shouting or what the reason for the aggressive behavior was.

Monday, September 19, 2016 - 23:45
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