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15 Aug 2020 | 12:38 PM UTC

Guatemala: Anti-government demonstrators to gather in Guatemala City August 15

Guatemala News Alert

Anti-government demonstrations plan to gather in Guatemala City on August 15 to denounce alleged corruption; avoid any protest sites

TIMEFRAME expected from 8/15/2020, 12:00 AM until 8/17/2020, 11:59 PM (America/Guatemala). COUNTRY/REGION Guatemala City


Anti-government demonstrators are scheduled to gather in Guatemala City on Saturday, August 15. Participants will gather at Plaza de la Constitucion at 15:00 (local time) to denounce alleged systematic undermining of the justice system by businesses, the military, and the government. Thousands of people could attend the demonstration.

Although the rallies are expected to pass peacefully, clashes between protesters and security forces cannot be ruled out. A heightened security presence should be anticipated also.


Those in Guatemala City are advised to monitor the situation, anticipate transportation disruptions, avoid all demonstrations or large gatherings as a precaution, and adhere to all instructions issued by local authorities.


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