How to safely join the nationwide protest against SA’s tobacco ban this June


How to safely join the nationwide protest against SA's tobacco ban this June
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The tobacco industry and smokers are joining forces to unite against the senseless ban of tobacco under lockdown.

A new group called ‘Protest March Against The Tobacco Ban‘ is calling for an end to the sanction on tobacco products. Just like many South Africans, founder of the group and the protest, Duncan Napier can’t seem to make sense of the ban, “from level 3 people are allowed to gather inside churches,” says Napier, “my logic tells me the risk of contagion is far higher for people to be able to meet in churches than it is for people who smoke privately.”

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“South Africa this is a peaceful march, we must not cluster in groups but line up at least 1.2 meters apart in single file formation. We must mask up, wear long-sleeve shirts and pants,” he said.

The peaceful protest will take place this June 2, you can find more details on locations and safety regulations on the event page, right here.

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