Civil society groups have reportedly staged road blockades in Uyuni (Potosí department) as of Thursday, August 29, amid a general strike and associated protests. According to US diplomatic sources, blockades have been reported in central Uyuni and on access roads to Joya Andina Airport (UYU).
Associated transportation disruptions and a heightened security presence are expected in the vicinity of the protests over the coming hours and days.
Individuals in Uyuni are advised to avoid all protests as a precaution, monitor the situation, allow ample travel time, and obey instructions issued by the local authorities.
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