Public transportation drivers plan to march in Santiago de los Caballeros (Santiago) on Monday, September 17, from the Héroes de la Restoración monument to the historic district. The march is organized by the Federación de Trabajadores del Transporte del Norte union to protest rising cost of fuel and will begin at 07:00 (local time). Clashes between police and protesters cannot be ruled out and transportation disruptions are likely.
A previous protest this week, on Wednesday, September 12, resulted in the violent clashes between protesters and security forces in the city and leaving eight people wounded. Protesters blockaded a primary road, burning tires, and causing traffic disruptions for four hours in the morning of September 12.
Individuals in Santiago de los Caballeros are advised to monitor the situation, anticipate transportation disruptions, avoid protests and public gatherings as a precaution, and adhere to instructions issued by local authorities.
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