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23 Jul 2019 | 08:08 AM UTC

Paraguay: Nationwide taxi drivers’ strike to begin July 23 /update 1

Paraguay News Alert

Paraguayan taxi drivers will begin protests nationwide on July 23; transportation disruptions expected

TIMEFRAME expected from 7/23/2019, 12:00 AM until 7/29/2019, 11:59 PM (America/Asuncion). COUNTRY/REGION Paraguay, Asunción

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Event

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:

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.

Advice

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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