Labor and factory workers have called for demonstrations to be held across the country on Thursday, October 1, against the dismissal of thousands of workers during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. The main rally has reportedly been planned for La Paz; participants are expected to march from Avenida Montes to the downtown areas from the early morning hours.
Additional demonstrations are likely in other urban centers; likely protest hotspots include outside government buildings, factory parks, and main roads. Localized disruptions in the vicinity of protests should be anticipated. A heightened security presence is likely in La Paz and in the vicinity of demonstrations. Clashes between security forces and protesters cannot be ruled out.
Those in Bolivia are advised to monitor the situation, anticipate transportation disruptions, avoid the vicinity of demonstrations, and adhere to all instructions issued by local authorities.
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