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16 May 2019 | 10:41 AM UTC

US: Protest planned in San Francisco (California) May 18

United States of America News Alert

Pro-Maduro activists plan march at Powell Street BART station in San Francisco (California state) on May 18; localized transportation disruptions possible

TIMEFRAME expected from 5/16/2019, 12:00 AM until 5/18/2019, 11:59 PM (America/Los_Angeles). COUNTRY/REGION San Francisco

Event

Activists are planning a protest march in San Francisco (California state) on Saturday, May 18, in solidarity with pro-Maduro demonstrators at the Venezuelan embassy in Washington (DC). The ANSWER coalition is organizing the protest from 12:00 to 14:00 (local time) at the Powell Street BART station in the Tenderloin neighborhood. Localized disruptions are possible, including crowds at public transportation stations and a heightened security presence.

Context

Protesters in Washington (DC) have barricaded themselves inside the Embassy of Venezuela in support of President Nicolás Maduro in an attempt to prevent the embassy from being transferred to President of the National Assembly Juan Guaidó. The US government, among other nations, has recognized Guaidó as the leader of Venezuela.

Advice

Individuals in San Francisco are advised to avoid all public demonstrations as a precaution and anticipate localized transportation disruptions and heightened security measures.

 

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