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22 Jul 2019 | 09:30 AM UTC

Peru: Anti-mining protests continue in Islay province July 22, 25 /update 1

Peru News Alert

Agricultural, education, and healthcare workers in Islay province (Arequipa region) to continue protests amid ongoing strike on July 22, 25; transportation disruptions expected

TIMEFRAME expected from 7/22/2019, 12:00 AM until 7/27/2019, 11:59 PM (America/Lima). COUNTRY/REGION Islay province

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Event

Workers in the agricultural, healthcare, and education sectors in southern Peru's Islay province (Arequipa region) are expected to continue an indefinite strike with planned protests on Monday, July 22, and on Thursday, July 25. Though precise details regarding the times and places of each protest were not immediately available, protests and transportation disruptions should be expected throughout the region.

Widespread disruptions have been reported in previous protests and should be expected for the upcoming protests as well.

Associated transportation and commercial disruptions are to be expected throughout the Islay province. A heightened security presence is possible near all protests.

Advice

Individuals in the 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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