On Thursday, May 3, teachers represented by the Guatemala Education Workers Union (STEG) held a demonstration in Guatemala City. According to local sources, thousands of protesters rallied at Obelisco and marched down Reforma Avenue.
Further demonstrations, and associated traffic disruptions are possible in the coming days. Heightened security measures are likely in the vicinity of any gatherings.
The Guatemala Education Workers Union (STEG) is demanding that the government comply with the February 8 collective agreement that promised improved conditions for education workers.
Individuals in Guatemala are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid all potential demonstrations and protests as a precaution, and heed all advice issued by the local authorities.
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