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.
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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