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2014-02-10 08:51
Johannesburg - Several streets in the Johannesburg CBD will be closed from Monday for the filming of the sequel to the superhero movie The Avengers, metro police said.

"Today Albetina Sisulu street [previously Market] will be blocked off between Harrison and Rissik streets from 7am until 7pm," spokesperson Chief Superintendent Wayne Minnaar said.

The street would be closed until Thursday.

Other streets affected from 14 to 23 February would be President street between Rissik and Eloff streets and Joubert street between Harrison and Rissik streets, he said.

Parts of Commissioner, Sauer and Albetina Sisulu streets would also be closed.

Minnaar said Kingsley Sithole road and Basil Zuma street in Orlando East would be closed to traffic on Thursday.

"The public is requested to exercise patience and use alternative roads in the meantime."

The sequel, titled Avengers: Age of Ultron, will feature well-known actors Robert Downey Jr, Scarlett Johansson, Chris Evans and Chris Hemsworth as popular superheroes.

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