Students are slated to protest for a second day on Friday, June 28, in the streets of San José. Though the route cannot be confirmed, the students aim to reach the Presidential House in the Zapote neighborhood. Students seek to oust the Minister of Education Edgar Mora, stating he is unfit for the position and question various decisions made by the Minister. A reported 2 percent of schools were closed nationwide on Thursday, June 27, when the protests began.
Associated protests should be expected across Costa Rica on Friday, particularly around high schools and main squares. A heightened security presence is possible near all protests. Clashes between demonstrators and security forces cannot be ruled out.
Individuals traveling in Costa Rica, particularly in San José, 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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