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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