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15 Oct 2019 | 09:56 AM UTC

Paraguay: Protest restrictions implemented October 14

Paraguay News Alert

Government introduces new protest restrictions as of October 14; heightened security presence in future protests expected

TIMEFRAME expected from 10/15/2019, 12:00 AM until 11/30/2019, 11:59 PM (America/Asuncion). COUNTRY/REGION Paraguay

Event

The Paraguayan Minister of the Interior announced on Monday, October 14, that protest restrictions would be implemented moving forward. The minister will not allow road closures during protests and made a point to distinguish between the use of force and the use of violence. Though the minister does not seek to oppress the right to protest, he says protesters cannot violate the freedom of circulation.

The move comes after several protests have taken place across the country, particularly throughout the months of July and August, in which the use of police force and transportation disruptions were reported.

In future protests, clashes between protesters and police therefore cannot be ruled out. A heightened security presence is to be expected in any upcoming protests.  

Advice

Individuals in Paraguay are advised to avoid any protests as a precaution and adhere to all instructions issued by local authorities.

 

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