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19 Jun 2019 | 11:17 AM UTC

Mexico: Fisherman protest near Atoyac (Jalisco state) on June 18; further protests likely

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Fishermen strike calling for government action near Atoyac (Jalisco state) on June 18; further protests likely

TIMEFRAME expected from 6/19/2019, 12:00 AM until 6/21/2019, 11:59 PM (America/Mexico_City). COUNTRY/REGION Atoyac

Event

Fishermen gathered to protest on Tuesday, June 18, at the federal Acapulco-Zihuatanejo highway located near Atoyac (Jalisco state) to demand for the government to clean the Mitla Lagoon due to pollution, which has barred them from fishing. The protest took place from 05:00 (local time) and lasted through 11:00, causing massive transportation delays. Protesters also placed logs and tires on the federal highway to prevent the vehicular circulation. Further related protests are expected in the coming days. Associated transportation disruptions and a heightened security presence are expected in the vicinity of the protests.

Advice

Individuals traveling in the Atoyac area are advised to avoid all protests as a precaution, monitor the situation, allow ample travel time, and obey instructions issued by the local authorities.

 

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