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22 Jan 2019 | 08:58 AM UTC

Mexico: Protest in La Paz (Baja California Sur) January 22

Protesters to rally in La Paz (Baja Califronia Sur state) following death of local journalist January 22; heightened security presence and localized transportation disruptions expected



The "Justice for Raja Murúa" demonstration is expected at the State Congress building in La Paz (Baja California Sur state) beginning at 11:00 (local time) on Tuesday, January 22. Demonstrators are expected to call for a government commission to investigate the killing of journalist Raja Murúa Manríquez. A heightened security presence and localized transportation disruptions are expected near the rally. 


Journalist Raja Murúa was found dead in Santa Rosalía (Baja California Sur state) on January 20 with apparent gunshot wounds. 


Individuals in La Paz are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid all demonstrations and protests, and adhere to any instructions issued by the local authorities.

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