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05 Oct 2018 | 10:21 AM UTC

Panama: Protest against power plant closure in capital Oct. 4

Panama News Alert

Protest to denounce December 2018 closure of the Bahia Las Minas power plant held in Panama City October 4; further protests likely

TIMEFRAME expected from 10/5/2018, 12:00 AM until 1/1/2019, 11:59 PM (America/Panama). COUNTRY/REGION Panama City

Event

Workers from the Bahia Las Minas power plant demonstrated in the capital Panama City on Thursday, October 4, to protest the plant’s planned closure, set for December 31. The demonstration was held outside the Ministry of Economy building. Further such protests are possible in the coming weeks and months, both in the capital and at the plant site.

Context

The plant’s closure would leave 500 people unemployed.

Advice

Individuals in Panama are advised to avoid all protests as a precaution.

 

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