Protest

17
Nov
14:10 UTC

Argentina Tactical: March to be held from intersection between Entre Rios, Venezuela streets in Buenos Aires at 15:00 (local time) on November 17; maintain vigilance

Please be advised

  • According to reports, several unions, including ATE and Central de Trabajadores de la Argentina (CTA) have called for a protest march under the banner “#SiAlImpuestoALasGrandesFortunas” to be held in Buenos Aires on November 17.
  • Protesters will reportedly gather at the intersection between Entre Rios and Venezuela streets at 15:00 (local time), and march towards the National Congress through Belgrano and Obelisco.
  • The demonstration is being held to demand that the government implement a tax on wealthy people amid the economic downturn brought by the COVID-19 health crisis.

Assessments

  1. Based on precedent and the known mobilizational capacity of the unions involved, the protest is expected to attract a turnout in the mid-to-high thousands.
  2. The protest is expected to transpire largely peacefully. However, considering that the demonstration will take place despite restrictions on gatherings in place amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, isolated scuffles between security forces and demonstrators can be witnessed in the event that police decide to break up the demonstration for not observing social distancing guidelines.
  3. Significant disruptions to both vehicular and pedestrian traffic can be anticipated, with a bolstered security presence likely present to monitor proceedings in the aforementioned locations.

Recommendations

Those operating or residing in Buenos Aires on November 17 are advised to maintain vigilance in the vicinity of the abovementioned locations due to the slated protest and the potential for unrest.

COUNTRY RISK LEVEL Low
AFFECTED AREA Buenos Aires, Argentina
INCIDENT RISK LEVEL Medium
STRENGTH OF SOURCE Credible

Please be advised

  • According to reports, several unions, including ATE and Central de Trabajadores de la Argentina (CTA) have called for a protest march under the banner “#SiAlImpuestoALasGrandesFortunas” to be held in Buenos Aires on November 17.
  • Protesters will reportedly gather at the intersection between Entre Rios and Venezuela streets at 15:00 (local time), and march towards the National Congress through Belgrano and Obelisco.
  • The demonstration is being held to demand that the government implement a tax on wealthy people amid the economic downturn brought by the COVID-19 health crisis.

Assessments

  1. Based on precedent and the known mobilizational capacity of the unions involved, the protest is expected to attract a turnout in the mid-to-high thousands.
  2. The protest is expected to transpire largely peacefully. However, considering that the demonstration will take place despite restrictions on gatherings in place amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, isolated scuffles between security forces and demonstrators can be witnessed in the event that police decide to break up the demonstration for not observing social distancing guidelines.
  3. Significant disruptions to both vehicular and pedestrian traffic can be anticipated, with a bolstered security presence likely present to monitor proceedings in the aforementioned locations.

Recommendations

Those operating or residing in Buenos Aires on November 17 are advised to maintain vigilance in the vicinity of the abovementioned locations due to the slated protest and the potential for unrest.

COUNTRY RISK LEVEL Low
AFFECTED AREA Buenos Aires, Argentina
INCIDENT RISK LEVEL Medium
STRENGTH OF SOURCE Credible