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09 Oct 2018 | 02:11 PM UTC

Colombia: National university strikes and protests Oct. 10

Colombia News Alert

Student strikes and protests across Colombia October 10 in support of public education; largest gathering in Bogotá

TIMEFRAME expected from 10/9/2018, 12:00 AM until 10/10/2018, 11:59 PM (America/Bogota). COUNTRY/REGION Caribbean coast

Event

University students and faculty will hold a strike and protests nationwide on Wednesday, October 10, in support of public education. Members of unions and social organizations are also expected to take part in the demonstrations. All 32 public universities in the country are expected to be closed throughout the day and private universities could also potentially be affected.

Street protests and associated traffic disruptions are to be anticipated in cities throughout Colombia, notably the capital Bogotá. Low-level violence (clashes, vandalism) cannot be ruled out.

Advice

Individuals in Colombia are advised to avoid all protests as a precaution and allow for additional time to reach their destinations. 

 

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