UN / SOUTH AFRICA AND CUBA PROTESTS REAX

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A UN Spokesperson said, the Secretary-General has “expressed concern” over reports of increasing incidents of violent protests in South Africa. Later asked about the protests in Cuba, the Spokesperson said, “we want to make sure the basic rights of people, especially including freedom of expression, freedom of peaceful assembly are upheld.” UNIFEED

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STORY: UN / SOUTH AFRICA AND CUBA PROTESTS REAX
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DATELINE: 12 JULY 2021, NEW YORK CITY

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1. Wide shot, exterior, United Nations

12 JULY 2021, NEW YORK CITY

2. Wide shot, press briefing room
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Farhan Haq, Deputy Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, United Nations:
“The Secretary-General has expressed concern as we received reports of increasing incidents of violent protest in South Africa. The Secretary-General urges protesters to demonstrate peacefully, and to refrain from violence while respecting national and local measures to curb the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.”
4. Wide shot, press briefing room
5. SOUNDBITE (English) Farhan Haq, Deputy Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, United Nations:
“We want to make sure that the basic rights of people, especially including freedom of expression, freedom of peaceful assembly are upheld.”
6. Wide shot, press briefing room

STORYLINE:

UN Deputy Spokesperson Farhan Haq today (12 Jul) told reporters in New York that the Secretary-General has “expressed concern” over reports of increasing incidents of violent protests in South Africa, adding that the UN chief urged protesters to demonstrate "peacefully, and to refrain from violence while respecting national and local measures to curb the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.”

Asked about the protests in Cuba, where thousands of people reportedly took to the streets across the country on Sunday (11 Jul), the Spokesperson said “we want to make sure the basic rights of people, especially including freedom of expression, freedom of peaceful assembly are upheld.”
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