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21 Jan 2020 | 03:36 AM UTC

Brazil: Groups march between Brumadinho and Belo Horizonte January 20-25 /update 1

Groups march between Brumadinho and Belo Horizonte to protest environmental crimes January 20-25; associated transportation disruptions likely



Over 350 people have begun to march from Brumadinho on Monday, January 20, to reach to Belo Horizonte on Friday, January 25, to protest environmental crimes. The group aims to bring attention to a disaster related to the contamination of the general public with heavy metals.

Associated transportation disruptions and a heightened security presence is to be expected in the vicinity of the march.  


Individuals in the State of Minas Gerais are advised to avoid all protests as a precaution, monitor the situation, anticipate a heightened security presence, and obey instructions issued by local authorities.