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01 Oct 2019 | 10:05 AM UTC

Bolivia: Residents of Uyuni call indefinite strike as of October 7

Bolivia News Alert

Uyuni residents (‎Daniel Campos Province) call for indefinite strike as of October 7 to protect natural resources; transportation disruptions possible

TIMEFRAME expected from 10/1/2019, 12:00 AM until 10/15/2019, 11:59 PM (America/La_Paz). COUNTRY/REGION Bolivia, Uyuni

Event

Residents of the Uyuni municipality (‎Daniel Campos Province) have called for an indefinite strike as of Monday, October 7, to defend the area's natural salt resources. They also wish to call for higher royalties from companies that uses natural lithium from the territory.

Associated marches and protests are to be expected as of Tuesday in Uyuni, though also in other urban areas in Bolivia as residents call the nation to protest alongside them. Associated transportation disruptions and a heightened security presence are to be expected in the vicinity of any protests. Road blocks are possible during protests.  

Advice

Individuals in Uyuni and urban centers in Bolivia are advised to monitor the situation, avoid all protests and public gatherings, anticipate transportation disruptions and a heightened security presence around the conference site, and adhere to instructions issued by local authorities.

 

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