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28 Apr 2019 | 02:50 AM UTC

South America: Rallies planned for International Workers' Day May 1

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Rallies planned throughout South America for International Workers' Day on May 1; anticipate traffic and business disruptions; avoid all protests

TIMEFRAME expected from 4/25/2019, 12:00 AM until 5/1/2019, 11:59 PM (America/La_Paz). COUNTRY/REGION Caribbean coast, Northern Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay, Brazil, Suriname, Guyana, French Guiana

Event

Rallies and demonstrations are expected to take place in cities throughout South America on Wednesday, May 1, in celebration of International Workers' Day. Political, labor, and other non-governmental groups typically celebrate the holiday with rallies and marches in public spaces.

Anticipate transportation and business disruptions as well as a heightened security presence in the vicinity of any gatherings. 

Context

International Workers' Day is celebrated annually in countries around the world. It is closely associated with international labor, socialist, and communist movements. 

Advice

Individuals are advised to anticipate a heightened security presence on May 1, avoid all protests as a precaution, and to budget extra time to reach destinations in the vicinity of any demonstrations.

 

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