Workers in the agricultural, healthcare, and education sectors in southern Peru's Islay province (Arequipa region) are expected to begin an indefinite strike on Monday, July 15. Residents are protesting a planned mine in the area due to concerns of environmental damage. Strike leaders promised to protest without causing widespread disruptions, such as roadblocks, during the strike period, though public demonstrations are possible. The teachers' strike is expected to affect 75 schools and 5100 students, who will be out of classes for the duration of the strike. A heightened security presence and associated disruptions are possible near any public demonstrations.
Individuals in Islay province are advised to monitor the situation, avoid any public demonstrations as a precaution, adhere to instructions issued by local authorities, and anticipate a heightened security presence and transportation and business disruptions.
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