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01 Feb 2019 | 04:21 AM UTC

Mexico: Anti-crime demonstration planned in Mexico City February 2

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Protesters to march in Mexico City to highlight alleged kidnap attempts on metro network February 2; heightened security presence and transportation disruptions expected

TIMEFRAME expected from 1/31/2019, 12:00 AM until 2/3/2019, 11:59 PM (America/Mexico_City). COUNTRY/REGION Mexico City

Event

A demonstration march is planned in Mexico City on Saturday, February 2, to protest recent kidnap attempts on the city's metro system and to denounce rising femicide rates. The march is set to begin at 15:00 (local time) near the Monumento a la Madre and proceed to the Zócalo via Paseo de la Reforma. A heightened security presence and localized transportation disruptions are to be expected along the protest route.

Context

Several people have alleged attempted kidnaps at several metro stations in Mexico City in recent weeks, including at the Martín Carrera, Coyoacán, Vulgar, and Tacubaya stations.

Advice

Individuals in Mexico City are advised to monitor the situation, avoid all demonstrations and protests, and adhere to any instructions issued by the local authorities.

More generally, individuals present in Mexico are advised to remain vigilant and refrain from sharing personal information with unknown persons to limit the risk of being targeted by potential kidnappers. If targeted, remain calm, do not offer any resistance, and obey all demands issued by your assailant(s) to avoid a dangerous escalation to the situation. Do everything in your power to keep the situation as calm as possible (accept offered food, engage in conversation initiated by your captors, avoid all political or potentially inflammatory topics, do not do anything that would spook your captors, etc.).

 

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