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25 Sep 2019 | 08:34 AM UTC

Colombia: Protests prompt Rumichaca bridge in Narino closure September 24

Colombia News Alert

Economic protesters block Rumichaca bridge in Narino prompting its closure on September 24; associated transportation disruptions expected

TIMEFRAME expected from 9/25/2019, 12:00 AM until 9/27/2019, 11:59 PM (America/Bogota). COUNTRY/REGION Nariño

Event

Protesters looking to call attention to the economic crisis have blocked Rumichaca bridge in Ipales (Nariño) located at the Colombia-Ecuador border, on Tuesday, September 24, prompting its closure at 05:00 (local time). Closures are likely on Wednesday, September 25, as well as additional protests.

Associated transportation disruptions and a heightened security presence are possible in the vicinity of the bridge. Spontaneous gatherings of other protesters are possible in the coming hours.  

Advice

Individuals in Nariño are advised to avoid all protests as a precaution, monitor the situation, allow ample travel time, and obey instructions issued by local authorities.

 

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