The Marcha del Silencio, a demonstration commemorating the victims of the military dictatorship, will take place in Montevideo on Monday, May 20. Participants will gather at the intersection of Avenida General Rivera and Juan D. Jackson at 19:00 (local time) and subsequently march to Plaza de Cagancha.
A heightened security presence and localized transportation disruptions are expected along the march route.
The yearly march is held to commemorate the victims of the Uruguayan military dictatorship, which lasted from 1973 to 1985. The regime is subject to controversy over its participation in human right abuses including torture, arbitrary imprisonment, and many unexplained disappearances.
Individuals in Montevideo are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid all protests as a precaution, anticipate localized transportation disruptions, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.
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