Ecuador Protest Alert

16 July 2019


Situation:

  • 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.


Possible Effects:

  • 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



DISCLAIMER and Hold Harmless

Disclaimer: LSDS gathers information from multiple sources and offers insight and perspective to travelers. Sources cannot be validated for accuracy in every instance. Travelers assume all risk associated with their travel and are responsible for the decisions associated with travel and for their own safety. Users of this reference document agree, to hold harmless LSDS (LLC) its employees and clients associated with any risk or injury incurred during travel.

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