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16 Oct 2018 | 09:30 PM UTC

Peru: Protesters block access to Iquitos airport October 16

Peru News Alert

Protesters in Iquitos (Loreto region) block access to Coronel FAP Francisco Secada Vignetta International Airport (IQT) on October 16; additional protests possible in the near-term

TIMEFRAME expected from 10/16/2018, 12:00 AM until 10/18/2018, 11:59 PM (America/Lima). COUNTRY/REGION Iquitos (Loreto region), Coronel FAP Francisco Secada Vignetta International Airport (IQT)

Event

The General Confederation of Workers of Peru (CGTP) labor union blocked the access road to Coronel FAP Francisco Secada Vignetta International Airport (IQT) during a demonstration in Iquitos (Loreto region) on Tuesday, October 16. Protesters reportedly called for increased wages and pensions for family members. Additional labor protests may take place in Iquitos in the near-term with the potential to disrupt traffic flow.

Context

While the demonstration had no impact on flight operations, access to the terminal remained blocked for several hours. Local reports state airline passengers were forced to leave the air terminal and walk with their luggage to bypass the demonstration.

Advice

Individuals in Iquitos are advised to monitor developments to the situation as access to the airport may be disrupted, avoid all demonstrations and protests as a precaution, remain vigilant for signs of civil unrest, and adhere to instructions issued by local authorities.

 

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