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23 Sep 2019 | 08:26 AM UTC

Colombia: Truck drivers to protest and start indefinite strike September 23

Colombia News Alert

Truck drivers to start indefinite strike and erect roadblocks in Bogota on September 23; significant transportation disruptions to be expected

TIMEFRAME expected from 9/23/2019, 12:00 AM until 9/29/2019, 11:59 PM (America/Bogota). COUNTRY/REGION Caribbean coast, Bogotá

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Event

The Union of Drivers of Colombia has called for an indefinite transportation strike as of Monday, September 23, to protest the government's decision to revoke licenses of 45,000 drivers in a new policy shift. Participants include truck and taxi drivers, as well as inter-municipal employees.

The associated march will begin at 04:00 (local time) in Bogota at four central points: Avenida El Dorado and Avenida Ciudad de Cali; Avenida El Dorado and Avenida Boyacá ; Avenida El Dorado and Avenida 68; Avenida El Dorado and Avenida NQS

Related protests are likely in other urban centers and in the coming several days. Significant transportation disruptions are to be expected across Bogota. Protesters are likely to erect roadblocks throughout the city and may block access to roads leading to Bogota International Airport (BOG). A heightened security presence is to be expected throughout the day.  

Advice

Individuals in Colombia, and Bogota more specifically, are advised to monitor the situation, anticipate increased travel times due to high traffic and increased security measures, and adhere to any instructions issued by the local authorities.

 

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