Labor movements, business organizations, and other activist groups plan to hold a demonstration in Paramaribo on Friday, September 25, over recent increases in fuel prices. Participants are due to gather in Independence Square, where the Presidential Palace is located, from 09:00 (local time). The demonstration is likely to be well attended.
A heightened security presence is expected in the vicinity of the protest and security forces may forcibly disperse the demonstrations, as public gatherings are limited to ten people due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.
Those in Paramaribo are advised to monitor the situation, anticipate transportation disruptions, avoid the vicinity of the demonstration as a precaution, and adhere to all instructions issued by local authorities.
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