A protest planned by several unions and other organizations representing students and education workers is scheduled to take place in Quito on Thursday, October 8. Participants are set to gather at Plaza Indoamerica near the Universidad Central del Ecuador in the early morning. Although hundreds are expected to attend the event, it is likely to pass peacefully. The protest will be the first of several events organized by a number of education-related organizations in Ecuador in the coming weeks.
A heightened security presence and associated disruptions to transport and business are likely during the course of the protest.
Those in Quito are advised to monitor developments, avoid protests and large gatherings due to the risk of associated violence, and adhere to instructions issued by the local authorities.
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