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06 Aug 2019 | 07:23 AM UTC

Argentina: Demonstrations in Buenos Aires August 8

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Anti-abortion demonstrations to take place in Buenos Aires August 8; heightened security presence and transportation disruptions expected

TIMEFRAME expected from 8/5/2019, 12:00 AM until 8/9/2019, 11:59 PM (America/Buenos_Aires). COUNTRY/REGION Buenos Aires, Argentina


Anti-abortion groups will hold demonstrations in Buenos Aires on Thursday, August 8. Supporters are celebrating the one-year anniversary of the senate's rejection of a bill that would have legalized abortion in the Argentina. Demonstrators plan to gather for a rally at the National Congress beginning at 16:30. A related festival in nearby Plaza Mitre is also set to begin at 16:30. Similar demonstrations and celebrations are expected to occur nationwide.

Although the demonstrations are expected to pass off peacefully, a heightened security presence and associated disruptions, including transportation delays and disruptions, are likely.


Individuals in Argentina, particularly in Buenos Aires, are advised to monitor the situation, avoid all protests as a precaution, anticipate transportation delays and disruptions, and obey instructions issued by the local authorities.


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