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20 Nov 2019 | 06:57 AM UTC

Mexico: Transport disruptions expected during Revolution Day parade in Mexico City November 20

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Officials announce transport disruptions during Revolution Day parade in Mexico City on November 20; heightened security presence and associated disruptions expected

TIMEFRAME expected from 11/20/2019, 12:00 AM until 11/20/2019, 11:59 PM (America/Mexico_City). COUNTRY/REGION Mexico City, Zócalo

Event

A parade will be held in Mexico City on Wednesday, November 20, on the 109th anniversary of Revolution Day. Participants plan to gather at 12:00 (local time) at the Zócalo, before heading to Campo Marte via 5 de Mayo and Avenida Paseo de la Reforma. At least 2700 civil and military personnel on horses are expected to take part in the event.

Transport officials have said that the roads surrounding the historical center of the capital will be closed ahead of and during the parade, before reopening at 14:00 when the parade is scheduled to conclude. Metrobús officials have also announced disruptions to certain stations and lines, including lines 1, 3, 4, and 7 during the parade. Metro representatives said that two of the four accesses to Zócalo station will close.

A workers union has said that they plan to join the parade in protest. Participants plan to march from the Chamber of Deputies before heading to Zócalo to join the parade.

A heightened security presence and transportation disruptions are expected in Mexico City. Similar commemorative events are possible in major urban areas. 

Context

Revolution Day marks the start of what became the Mexican Revolution in 1910.

Advice

Individuals in Mexico City are advised to anticipate crowded conditions, associated transportation disruptions, budget additional time to reach destinations, expect a heightened security presence during the parade, and to adhere to instructions issued by local authorities.

 

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