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02 Sep 2018 | 12:03 AM UTC

Guatemala: Anti-abortion march in Guatemala City September 2

Guatemala News Alert

Anti-abortion protest march scheduled in Guatemala City September 2; localized transportation disruptions to be anticipated

TIMEFRAME expected from 9/2/2018, 12:00 AM until 9/2/2018, 11:59 PM (America/Guatemala). COUNTRY/REGION Guatemala City

Event

An anti-abortion protest march organized by religious groups to denounce proposed legislation is planned in Guatemala City on Sunday, September 2. The demonstration, marching under the banner "Guate por la Vida," is expected to begin at the Municipalidad de Guatemala at 14:00 (local time) and march to the Plaza de la Constitución via Sexta Avenida. Although the event is expected to pass off without major incident, localized transportation disruptions and an increased security presence are to be anticipated. 

Context

Protesters are denouncing proposed legislation that they say facilitate access to abortions. Currently, abortion is illegal in Guatemala, except to save the mother's life.

Advice

Individuals present in Guatemala City are advised to anticipate transportation disruptions surrounding the march route on September 2 and to avoid all demonstrations as a general precaution.

 

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