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30 Sep 2020 | 10:36 AM UTC

Paraguay: Demonstrators to gather in Asuncion Metropolitan Area September 30

Paraguay News Alert

Demonstrators to gather in Asuncion Metropolitan Area on September 30 to call for the resignation of Nemby’s Mayor; anticipate localized disruptions

TIMEFRAME expected from 9/30/2020, 12:00 AM until 10/1/2020, 11:59 PM (America/Asuncion). COUNTRY/REGION Asunción Metropolitan Area, Asunción, Nemby

Event

Demonstrators are set to gather in parts of the Asuncion Metropolitan Area on Wednesday, September 30, as part of continued calls demanding the resignation of Lucas Lanzoni, the mayor of Nemby (Central department), over alleged corruption. Demonstrators will first gather at 06:00 (local time) outside of Vision Bank in Nemby, before holding a rally at 07:00 at the capital's Uruguayan Square

Participants in a related demonstration on Friday, September 25, reportedly blocked traffic along Dionisio Comet Street, in front of Plaza Piro'y, in Nemby.

A heightened security presence is to be expected in the vicinity of the demonstrations, along with localized transport disruptions. 

Advice

Those in the Asuncion Metropolitan Area are advised to monitor developments, avoid large gatherings as a precaution, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.

 

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