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20 Jun 2019 | 02:25 PM UTC

Honduras: Anti-government protests and police demonstrations continue in Tegucigalpa and San Pedro Sula June 20 /update 1

Honduras News Alert

Demonstrations by police and anti-government protests continue in Tegucigalpa and San Pedro Sula June 20; avoid all protests

TIMEFRAME expected from 6/20/2019, 12:00 AM until 6/25/2019, 11:59 PM (America/Tegucigalpa). COUNTRY/REGION Tegucigalpa, Sula Valley

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Event

Unruly protests continue in Tegucigalpa and San Pedro Sula on Thursday morning (local time), June 20. The demonstrations follow anti-government protests and a police strike that began on Wednesday, June 19. Road blockades - including burning tires in roadways - have been reported, leading to significant traffic disruptions. The National Police stated all its personnel would join the popular mobilization against President Juan Orlando's regime from June 19.

Associated transportation disruptions and a heightened security presence is likely near all protests. Further clashes between security forces and protesters cannot be ruled out.

Context

Tensions broke out as anti-government protestors and 10 percent of the police force staged a strike in Honduras on June 19. Protests resulted in clashes in Tegucigalpa, San Pedro Sula, Olancho, and Comayagua. Road blockades and burning tires were also reported in these cities.

Advice

Individuals in Honduras are advised to monitor the situation, avoid all public demonstrations as a precaution, anticipate localized disruption and a heightened security presence in the event of any demonstrations, and adhere to instructions issued by local authorities.

 

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