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10 Oct 2020 | 05:23 AM UTC

Paraguay: Demonstrators to gather nationwide October 12

Paraguay News Alert

Demonstrators to gather nationwide on October 12; avoid all protests as a precaution

TIMEFRAME expected from 10/10/2020, 12:00 AM until 10/12/2020, 11:59 PM (America/Asuncion). COUNTRY/REGION Paraguay, Asunción

Event

On Monday, October 12, agricultural workers and indigenous people are planning to demonstrate across the country. The demonstration in Asunción will likely be the largest and will see participants gather near the Congress building. Additional protest locations outside of the capital are unclear though will likely be held in major plazas and outside government buildings in cities. Similar past demonstrations continued throughout the day.

Localized overland travel disruptions including road blockades are to be expected in the vicinity of protests. A heightened security presence should be anticipated and clashes between protesters and security forces are possible.

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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