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23 Sep 2020 | 05:04 AM UTC

Paraguay: Demonstration held in Asunción September 21

Paraguay News Alert

Demonstration held in Asunción on September 21; avoid all demonstrations and anticipate associated disruptions

TIMEFRAME expected from 9/23/2020, 12:00 AM until 9/25/2020, 11:59 PM (America/Asuncion). COUNTRY/REGION Asunción

Event

Demonstrators congregated in hundreds of vehicles in Asunción on Monday, September 21, to protest against alleged government corruption and intended state reforms. Participants reportedly met at various points in the city before gathering along the two lanes of the Costanera. Overland disruptions were reported as police erected barriers and road blockades in the vicinity of the rally. Reports indicate that protests were called for in 14 other locations in Paraguay.

Further associated demonstrations are possible in the near term. Localized overland travel disruptions and a heightened security presence should be anticipated in the vicinity of any protest site.

Advice

Those in Paraguay are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid all demonstrations and political gatherings as a precaution, and adhere to all instructions issued by local authorities.

 

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