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13 Oct 2020 | 07:50 AM UTC

Panama: Labor protest scheduled in Panama City for October 14

Labor protest scheduled in Panama City for October 14; avoid demonstration as a precaution



A workers' union protest is scheduled to take place in Panama City on Wednesday, October 14. The demonstration, which is being held to demand a speedier investigation into corruption allegations against senior officials of the Panama Canal Authority, as well as improved salaries and working conditions, will begin at 16:00 (local time) at Plaza 5 de Mayo, from which participants will march to the Ministry of the President.

A heightened security presence and localized travel disruptions should be anticipated in the vicinity of the protest.


Those in Panama City are advised to monitor developments, avoid all demonstrations as a precaution, and adhere to all instructions issued by local authorities.

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