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29 Oct 2019 | 06:59 AM UTC

Mexico: Transport union announces national strike and road blocks October 29

Mexico News Alert

Transport union plans a national strike and road blocks, including on roads to Mexico City, on October 29; heightened security presence and associated transportation disruptions expected

TIMEFRAME expected from 10/29/2019, 12:00 AM until 10/29/2019, 11:59 PM (America/Mexico_City). COUNTRY/REGION Mexico, Mexico City, Puebla state, Hidalgo, Morelos, Querétaro state, State of Mexico, Toluca

Event

The Alianza Mexicana de Organización de Transportistas Asociación Civil (AMOTAC) transport union has called for a national strike and road blocks on Tuesday, October 29. Participants plan to block the main roads in all states starting at 08:00 (local time). This includes blocking the main entrances and exits to Mexico City with caravans from the states of Puebla, Hidalgo, Morelos, Querétaro, the State of Mexico, and the city of Toluca. Several demonstrations are also scheduled to take place on the following roads:

  • Marquesa (Toluca to Mexico City)
  • Queretaro to Cuautitlan
  • Cuernavaca to Mexico City
  • Puebla to Cordova
  • Congreso de la Unión

A heightened security presence and associated transportation disruptions are expected throughout the country.

Advice

Individuals in Mexico are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid all protests due to the risk of violence, prepare for disruptions to transportation in demonstration- and strike-affected areas, and adhere to any instructions issued by the local authorities.

 

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