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18 Dec 2018 | 09:40 AM UTC

Peru: Protests possible amid 72-hour environmental activists strike

Peru News Alert

Protests possible until December 19 due to an ongoing strike held by environmental activists; associated disruptions expected

TIMEFRAME expected from 12/18/2018, 12:00 AM until 12/19/2018, 11:59 PM (America/Lima). COUNTRY/REGION Cusco, Puno

Event

A 72-hour strike held by environmental activists is currently taking place in the Cusco and Puno departments as of Tuesday, December 18. Related protests are likely to take place in both areas until at least December 19. Roadblocks can be expected, resulting in major transportation disruptions. Clashes between protesters and police forces cannot be ruled out.

Context

A related disruptive protest took place on December 17, during which protesters in Ayaviri blocked a major highway linking the cities of Puno and Cusco.

Advice

Individuals in Cusco and Puno are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid all protests as a precaution, remain vigilant for signs of civil unrest, and adhere to instructions issued by local authorities.

 

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