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10 Jan 2020 | 05:45 AM UTC

Guatemala: Roadblocks expected near Villa Nueva January 10

Orgulloso De Mi PNC civil society group plan to erect roadblocks in support of the police January 10; heightened security presence and transportation disruptions expected

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Event

The Orgulloso De Mi PNC civil society group has called for demonstrations in Villa Nueva on Friday, January 10, in support of the police and penitentiaries forces. Participants plan to gather at 09:00 (local time) on the CA-9 road, kilometer marker 14, to erect roadblocks in both directions, therefore blocking accesses to the nearby capital Guatemala City.

A heightened security presence and transportation disruptions are to be expected near all demonstration sites.

Advice

Individuals in Villa Nueva are advised to monitor developments to the situation, plan alternative itineraries, allow ample travel time, and obey all instructions issued by the local authorities.