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30 Oct 2018 | 08:41 PM UTC

Ecuador: Police deploy nationwide Oct. 30 for Nov. 1-4 holiday

Ecuador News Alert

44,000 police deploy to popular gathering points nationwide October 30 for November 1-4 federal holidays; security operation expected to end at 06:00 (local time) November 5

TIMEFRAME expected from 10/30/2018, 12:00 AM until 11/6/2018, 11:59 PM (America/Guayaquil). COUNTRY/REGION Ecuador


At 12:00 (local time) on Tuesday, October 30, 44,000 police officers deployed to popular gathering points nationwide in anticipation of federal holidays observed from Thursday, November 1, through Sunday, November 4. A heightened security presence is to be anticipated in cities, towns, central squares, and popular tourist attractions across the country. The police deployment is expected to end at 06:00 (local time) on Monday, November 5.

Roadblocks and transportation delays are anticipated in the vicinity of central points and popular tourist attractions. Political demonstrations are unlikely, but cannot be ruled out.


In Ecuador, the Day of the Dead (All Souls' Day) is observed annually on November 2, while the Independence of Cuenca is annually observed on November 3.


Individuals in Ecuador are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid protests and demonstrations as a precaution, prepare for associated transportation disruptions, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities and their home governments.


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