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12 Aug 2019 | 01:03 PM UTC

Paraguay: Protest scheduled in Asunción on August 15

Paraguay News Alert

Paraguayans to protest in Asunción on August 15, as some march from distant villages; transportation disruptions expected

TIMEFRAME expected from 8/12/2019, 12:00 AM until 8/16/2019, 11:59 PM (America/Asuncion). COUNTRY/REGION Asunción

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Event

Paraguayans are due to protest in Asunción on Thursday, August 15, against politicians, fraud, and other grievances. Some protesters have already begun the protest by marching from distant villages and cities through to Asunción, where they will gather on Thursday at Plaza Uruguaya. The time of the protest was not immediately available, though should be expected throughout most of the day. These marches are expected to prompt transportation disruptions on roads leading to Asuncion.

A heightened security presence and transportation disruptions should be expected around groups of marchers and the associated protest in Asuncion. 

Advice

Individuals in the affected areas are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid all protests as a precaution, and obey all instructions issued by the local authorities.

 

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