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29 Nov 2018 | 08:48 PM UTC

Uruguay: Demonstrations planned in Montevideo November 29-30

Uruguay News Alert

Activists to stage demonstration in Montevideo on November 29-30 to protest presence of US military in the country; localized traffic disruptions expected

TIMEFRAME expected from 11/28/2018, 11:00 PM until 11/30/2018, 10:59 PM (America/Montevideo). COUNTRY/REGION Montevideo


Activists in Montevideo have called for demonstrations on Thursday, November 29, and Friday, November 30, to protest the presence of US troops in the country amid the US president's visit to Argentina for the G20 Summit. Protests are scheduled to begin at 18:30 (local time) on Thursday and 18:00 on Friday at Plaza de Cagancha (Plaza Libertad). Associated traffic disruptions and an increased security presence are expected around the protest site.


The US military has deployed several military aircraft and up to 400 troops to Carrasco International Airport (MVD) near Montevideo to assist with securing US President Donald Trump's visit to Argentina during the G20 Summit.


Individuals in the Montevideo are advised to avoid all protests and gatherings as a precaution, monitor the situation, and obey all instructions issued by the local authorities.


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