News Alerts

Uruguay News Alert

Uruguay: National protests and roadblocks March 14

Protests and roadblocks to be held throughout Uruguay, including at ports and border crossings, on March 14

13 Mar 01:46 PM UTC
TIMEFRAME expected from 3/13/2018, 12:00 AM until 3/14/2018, 11:59 PM (America/Montevideo). COUNTRY/REGION Uruguay

Event

Protests organized by the Un Solo Uruguay (One Uruguay) movement are set to take place across Uruguay, including the capital Montevideo, on Wednesday, March 14. Demonstrators have threatened to block international border crossings and access to customs offices (including in Artigas, Chuy, Fray Bentos, Paysandú, Río Branco, and Salto), commercial ports (in Nueva Palmira, Conchillas, and Montevideo), and paper factories, as well as hold marches in city centers and at the intersection of Route 2 and Route 24. The demonstrations are expected to take place throughout the day, starting at 08:00 (local time) and going until at least 18:00, potentially longer.

As such, significant traffic disruptions are to be reported in the vicinity of all protests. Some low-intensity violence, e.g. scuffles between protesters and police, is possible.

Context

The day of protest is being held to demand the government address issues impacting the agricultural sector. 

Advice

Individuals in Uruguay are advised to avoid all protests and allow for extra time to reach their destinations, particularly if crossing an international border. 

 

Copyright and Disclaimer
GardaWorld is the owner or licensee of all intellectual property rights in the material presented on this website. All such rights are reserved. The use of this website and its material is subject to the Terms of Use and accordingly you must not use any content from this website for commercial or other analogous purposes without our consent, including but not limited to any deep-linking or framing in order to copy, distribute, display or monitor any portion of the website. If you have any questions or are interested in distributing any content from this website, Contact us for more details.

Related news