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08 May 2019 | 02:38 AM UTC

Guatemala: Human rights march to end in Guatemala City May 8

Guatemala News Alert

Cross-country human rights march to culminate in Guatemala City on May 8; heightened security and localized transportation disruptions expected along the march route, including at the Plaza de la Constitución

TIMEFRAME expected from 5/7/2019, 12:00 AM until 5/8/2019, 11:59 PM (America/Guatemala). COUNTRY/REGION Guatemala City

Event

The "March of Dignity for Life and Justice" is set to arrive in Guatemala City on Wednesday, May 8, and may result in localized transportation disruptions and a heightened security presence along the march route. For its final day, the protest march is scheduled to leave Calzada Roosevelt at 07:00 (local time) on Wednesday, passing by the municipal government building, the Supreme Court of Guatemala, and the congressional building, before arriving at the Plaza de la Constitución on Wednesday afternoon. A heightened security presence and localized transportation disruptions are expected along the march route. Clashes between security forces and demonstrators cannot be ruled out.

Context

The "March of Dignity for Life and Justice" began in Quetzaltenango on Wednesday, May 1. Demonstrators are protesting the policies of President Jimmy Morales and alleged mistreatment of human rights activists.

Advice

Individuals in Guatemala City are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid all protests and public gatherings as a precaution, anticipate associated disruptions, and adhere to instructions issued by local authorities.

 

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