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21 Jan 2020 | 06:35 AM UTC

Suriname: Disruptions expected in Paramaribo January 22

Road closures, police activity, and protests possible in Paramaribo on January 22; follow authority directives

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Event

Several types of disruptions are expected on Wednesday, January 22, in Paramaribo during a hearing at the War Tribunal Court for President Desi Bouterse. Police have announced several road closures in preparation for the high-profile case. There are also several reports of potential demonstrations to support the President, which are expected to have a high impact on transportation. A heightened security presence and transportation disruptions are therefore to be expected on Wednesday and the first few days of the case.

Advice

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