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04 Apr 2019 | 12:52 PM UTC

Guatemala: Anti-Uber taxi protest in Villa Nueva April 4

Guatemala News Alert

Anti-Uber taxi protest in Villa Nueva April 4; heightened security presence and localized transportation disruptions expected near demonstration sites

TIMEFRAME expected from 4/4/2019, 12:00 AM until 4/5/2019, 11:59 PM (America/Guatemala). COUNTRY/REGION Villa Nueva, Guatemala


Taxi drivers are set to hold a protest in Villa Nueva on Thursday, April 4, to demand government regulation of the ride-sharing app Uber. Protesters are expected to gather at the Bella Vista Gas station at 10:00 (local time) before moving towards the Ministry of the Interior. Traffic disruptions in the vicinity of the protests are to be anticipated, along with reduced taxi availability.


Individuals in Villa Nueva are advised to monitor developments of the situation, avoid all protests and demonstrations as a precaution, and allow for additional time to reach their destinations.


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