Planned Demonstrations in Guatemala City

The Comité de Desarrollo Campesino (CODECA) has announced roadblocks and demonstrations nationwide for November 7th and 8th.  The following locations were shared through the media by event organizers.

No.     Km.      Road                Location

1        265      CA-1                  Xinajoj, Huehuetenango

2        179      CA-1                  Cuatro caminos, Totonicapan

3        156      CA-1                  Nahualá, Sololá

4        117      CA-1                  Las Trampas, Quiché

5        49        CA-1                  El Tejar, Chimaltenango

6        216      CA-2                  Coatepeque, Quetzaltenango

7        178      CA-2                  El Zarco, Retalhuleu

8        113      CA-2                  Cocales, Suchitepéquez

9        53        CA-9 North        Sanarate, El Progreso

10      245      CA-9 North         La Ruidosa, Morales, Izabal

11       256      CA-14                Cubilquitz, Chisec, Alta Verapaz

12       180       CA-14               San Julián, Alta Verapaz

13        216       RN-1                San Juan Ostuncalco, Quetzaltenango

14        232       RN-1                Palestina de los Altos, Quetzaltenango

Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence.  You should avoid areas of demonstrations, and exercise caution if in the vicinity of any large gatherings, protests, or demonstrations.  Review your personal security plans; remain aware of your surroundings, including local events; and monitor local news stations for updates.  Maintain a high level of vigilance and take appropriate steps to enhance your personal security and follow instructions of local authorities.

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