16 July 2019
A nation-wide anti-government strike is being called for by the National Campesino Movement and workers’ unions. Protesting President Lenin Moreno’s policies, lack of protections for farmers and other issues.
Local reports indicate that size and intensities of protests to increase on Tuesday, July 16.
Demonstrations are planned in Quito, Guayaquil and Cuenca, more expected over next several days in major cities across Ecuador.
Increased security presence
Disrupted modes of transportation
Disruptions in deliveries of supplies
Increase in traffic, especially near protest sites
Roads blocked by protestors with little to no notice
Protests which have the possibility of turning violent
Mitigating Factors to Apply:
Avoid all protests, demonstrations, and large crowds, which have the possibility of turning violent
Allow extra time for travel
Monitor local and social media for updates
Enroll in the Safe Traveler program (STEP) to receive warnings from the U.S. Embassy
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