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19 Feb 2020 | 10:14 PM UTC

Belize: Unions to march in Belize City February 20

Several unions are planning a demonstration in Belize City on February 20; heightened security presence and localized transportation disruptions expected

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Event

Several trade unions are reportedly planning to march in Belize City on Thursday, February 20, to demand greater transparency and accountability from the government in the lead up to the general elections. Participants plan to gather at 09:00 (local time) at the Constitution Park, before marching through downtown and rallying at Memorial Park. The Ministry of Education has declared Thursday a "non-school day" for all public and government-funded schools according to local media outlets, in anticipation of the participation of teachers in the march.

A heightened security presence and localized transportation disruptions are expected along the march route.

Context

A heightened security presence and localized transportation disruptions are expected along the march route.

Advice

Individuals in Belize City are advised to monitor the situation, anticipate localized transportation disruptions, avoid any protest or demonstration as a precaution, and adhere to all instruction issued by local authorities.