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14 Oct 2020 | 08:13 AM UTC

Paraguay: Demonstration scheduled in Asunción for October 14

Health sector workers’ demonstration scheduled to take place in Asunción for October 14; avoid all demonstrations and anticipate associated disruptions

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Event

Health sector workers are scheduled to hold a protest in Asunción on Wednesday, October 14, to demand bonuses be paid to some 1000 workers, as well as demand government compliance with other labor-related agreements. The participants, who reportedly represent administrative, security, maintenance, and pharmacy staff, are due to gather outside the Ministry of Finance building at 08:00 (local time).

Localized overland travel disruptions and a heightened security presence should be anticipated in the vicinity of the protest site. Further associated demonstrations are possible in the near term.

Advice

Those in Asunción are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid all demonstrations and political gatherings as a precaution, and adhere to all instructions issued by local authorities.

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