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16 Sep 2020 | 04:31 AM UTC

Bolivia: Strike planned in La Paz September 16

Bolivia News Alert

Transport strike planned in La Paz on September 16; associated demonstrations planned

TIMEFRAME expected from 9/16/2020, 12:00 AM until 9/17/2020, 11:59 PM (America/La_Paz). COUNTRY/REGION La Paz

Event

Transport workers affiliated with the Regional Federation of Individual Transport of La Paz are planning a strike in the city on Wednesday, September 16, to urge authorities to eliminate municipal taxes for public transportation. The Regional Federation of Individual Transport of La Paz includes certain passenger transport services as well as taxis, which would result in increased crowding in the remaining means of public transport.

Associated protests are also expected, as demonstrators plan to erect roadblocks in Obrajes, Plaza del Estudiante, Avenida Buenos Aires, and Miraflores.

Associated business and transportation disruptions are to be anticipated in the vicinity of protests, as well as a heightened security presence.

Advice

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

 

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