Severity: Warning Alert      

Civil Unrest: Demonstrations are ongoing in Ciudad del Este, Paraguay evening of July 29. Heightened security likely; isolated clashes reported.

  • Alert Begins: 30 Jul 2020 01:01 AM UTC
  • Alert Expires: 30 Jul 2020 11:59 PM UTC
  • Event: Protest
  • Location(s): Ciudad del Este (map)
  • Date: Evening July 29
  • Impact: Heightened security, localized transport disruptions; isolated clashes possible

Summary
Local citizens are protesting at multiple locations in Ciudad del Este, the evening of July 29. Participants are demonstrating against the reintroduction of a COVID-19 related full lockdown in the city. Authorities reintroduced the measure following a city-wide increase in infection rates.

Additional security forces have deployed to the area and are monitoring the protest. Security forces have reportedly used teargas and baton charges to disperse the crowd after demonstrators hurled objects toward the officers. Isolated clashes are likely to continue into the early hours of July 30.

Advice
Heed instructions from security forces and leave the area at the first sign of a confrontation. Allow extra time to arrive at destinations in Ciudad del Este.


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