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Uruguay: Union protests in Montevideo Oct. 4, Nov. 16

Large trade union group plans to protest in Montevideo on October 4, as well as hold a temporary strike on November 16

04 oct. 18h35 UTC
TIMEFRAME expected from 3/10/2017, 11h00 until 16/11/2017, 10h59 (America/Montevideo). COUNTRY/REGION Uruguay

Event

The Intersyndical Plenary of Workers – National Convention of Workers (PIT-CNT) trade union group has called for protests and partial work stoppages on Wednesday, October 4, and Thursday, November 16. October’s protests will take place around 17:00 (local time) near the US Embassy in Montevideo to protest “US imperialism.” The protest in November will include a work stoppage from 09:00 to 13:00 “in support of democracy and against neoliberalism.” PIT-CNT also plans to hold large meetings from November 16-18 on political and economic movements.

Localized traffic disruptions are likely in the area of the protests, as well as an increased security presence.

Context

PIT-CNT frequently holds strikes in support of workers’ rights throughout Uruguay.

Advice

Individuals present in Uruguay, particularly in Montevideo, are advised to avoid all demonstrations as a precaution and to be prepared for possible transportation disruptions.

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