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16 Oct 2019 | 12:57 PM UTC

Guatemala: Protest scheduled in Guatemala City October 17

Guatemala News Alert

Groups to protest in Guatemala City on October 17; transportation disruptions expected

TIMEFRAME expected from 10/16/2019, 12:00 AM until 10/18/2019, 11:59 PM (America/Guatemala). COUNTRY/REGION Guatemala City

Event

The Peasant Development Committee (CODECA) has called for a protest on Thursday, October 17, demanding that the government revoke the state of siege it has implemented in 22 municipalities. Participants will gather at the municipality building as of 06:00 (local time) and will later proceed via Sixth Avenue towards the Congress building. Road blockades may be used as a tool of protest, possibly causing significant transportation disruptions throughout, into, and out of the capital.

Traffic disruptions and a heightened security presence are to be expected in the vicinity of the protest.

Advice

Individuals in Guatemala City are advised to avoid the demonstration area as a precaution, anticipate transportation disruptions and a heightened security presence, and obey instructions issued by local authorities.

 

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