Political groups and individuals have issued a call for nationwide pro-government demonstrations on Saturday, August 24, to show President Mauricio Macri support. Protests in Buenos Aires, the capital, are likely to be the largest. Though times and locations were not immediately available, gatherings should be expected across the city. Related protests should be expected in urban centers across the country.
Associated transportation disruptions and a heightened security presence are expected near all protests. Further protests are possible in the coming days and weeks.
President Macri is running for a second term in office in the second round of the presidential election, taking place on October 27.
Individuals in Argentina are advised to monitor developments to the situation, adhere to instructions issued by local authorities and their home governments, avoid all public gatherings due to the risk of violence and arrest, and anticipate localized disruptions and a heightened security presence.
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