Taxi drivers are to begin an indefinite strike to protest app-based ride-sharing services on Tuesday, July 23, across Paraguay. Drivers will also begin protests on Tuesday, July 23, with the aim of putting pressure on authorities regarding regulation for the ride-sharing services.
A disruptive march is planned in Asuncion beginning at 04:00 (local time). Those organizing Tuesday's protest stated they do not wish to stall traffic across the city, instead at seven meeting points:
- South Access, at Cuatro Mojones
- Avenue Eusebio Ayala and Defensores del Chaco
- Avenue Mariscal López and Calle Ultima
- Avenida Madame Lynch
- Santa Teresa Avenue and Calle Ultima
- General Santos and Félix Bogado
Similar blockades should be expected in other urban centers on Tuesday and the coming days. Taxi service interruptions are to be expected. Associated localized transportation disruptions and a heightened security presence are expected in the vicinity of all protests.
Individuals in Paraguay are advised to monitor developments to the situation, prepare for transportation disruptions and make alternative arrangements if possible, avoid all protests as a precaution, and adhere to instructions issued by local authorities.
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