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08 Mar 2019 | 09:22 PM UTC

Colombia: Demonstrations continue in Cauca March 8; more planned March 10 /update 1

Colombia News Alert

Demonstrations and indefinite strike continue throughout Cauca department as of March 8; further demonstrations anticipated in the coming days

TIMEFRAME expected from 3/8/2019, 12:00 AM until 3/12/2019, 11:59 PM (America/Bogota). COUNTRY/REGION Cauca

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Event

Trade unions representing workers in multiple industries in Cauca department have continued an indefinite strike as of Friday, March 8. The strike, first launched on February 25, was organized to call on the government to honor an agreement to address violence and socioeconomic issues in the department. Demonstrations by the aforementioned unions and affiliated civil society groups have been reported throughout Cauca department in recent days, with union representatives calling for more demonstrations to be organized on Sunday, March 10. A heightened security presence and localized transportation disruptions are possible near any demonstration sites.  

Advice

Individuals in Cauca department are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid all gatherings and protests due to potential violence, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.

 

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