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23 Oct 2019 | 02:59 PM UTC

Uruguay: Anti-reform protest takes place in Montevideo October 22

Uruguay News Alert

Protest in opposition to constitutional referendum takes place in Montevideo October 22; similar protests possible ahead of October 27 vote

TIMEFRAME expected from 10/22/2019, 11:00 PM until 10/27/2019, 10:59 PM (America/Montevideo). COUNTRY/REGION Uruguay


Protesters gathered in Plaza Cagancha in Montevideo on Tuesday, October 22, to oppose an upcoming constitutional referendum. The reform proposes increased security measures such as the creation of a national guard and institution of laws allowing night searches of homes. Thousands of people reportedly attended the protest, which was organized by the Articulación Nacional No a La Reforma activist group. The referendum vote is set to take place on Sunday, October 27, alongside Uruguay's presidential elections. Protests are possible across Uruguay, especially in Montevideo, in the days leading up to the vote and following the announcement of results.

Associated transportation disruptions and a heightened security presence are expected in the vicinity of all protests.  


Individuals in Uruguay are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid all public demonstrations as a precaution, anticipate localized disruptions and a heightened security presence around all demonstrations, and adhere to instructions issued by local authorities.


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