Trade unions have called for nationwide mobilizations on Thursday, January 9, in commemoration of Martyr's Day. Events are scheduled in Panama City, David (Chiquiri), La Mesa (Veraguas), Chitré (Herrera), and Penonomé (Coclé). In Panama City, participants are set to gather at the stairs of the National Institute as of 09:00 (local time) for a rally and march.
Associated disruptions to business and transportation, as well as a heightened security presence are to be expected in the aforementioned cities and across other urban areas where mobilizations may take place.
Individuals in Panama are advised to avoid any large demonstrations as a precaution and anticipate business and transportation disruptions.