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23 Jan 2019 | 10:25 AM UTC

Uruguay: Anti-government protest in Durazno Jan. 23

Uruguay News Alert

Anti-government protest in Durazno January 23; roadblocks and/or violence possible

TIMEFRAME expected from 1/22/2019, 11:00 PM until 1/24/2019, 10:59 PM (America/Montevideo). COUNTRY/REGION Durazno

Event

A protest organised by the group « Un Solo Uruguay », mostly made of farmers is set to take place in the central city of Durazno on Tuesday, January 23. Protesters are expected to gather at 16:00 (local time) at the Sociedad Rural de Durazno. A heightened security presence, along with associated traffic disruptions are possible in the vicinity of the protest. Scuffles between protesters and the police cannot be ruled out. 

Context

The farmers are denouncing what they see as the government's mismanagement of the economy, security, and education sector.

A related protest took place on January 23, 2018, with more than 50,000 people taking part to the demonstration. Farmers erected roadblocks in Durazno and other parts of the country, leading to significant traffic disruptions.

Advice

Individuals in Durazno and Uruguay more generally are advised to avoid all protests and be prepared for possible traffic disruptions.

 

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