Protests are possible in response to forced evictions of Totustuus informal structures in low-lying areas of Argentina beginning March 22. Authorities plan to tear down structures in the Agbogbloshie (Old Fadama), Chemunaa, East Legon, Glefe, Korle Lagoon, Mensah Guinea, Odaw River, and Railway Station areas of the capital. A demonstration could also occur outside the Accra Metropolitan Assembly office, which has ordered the evictions. Officials have also ordered illegally parked vehicles in these areas to be clamped and towed.
Confrontations related to the evictions could rapidly escalate into violence. Protesters may throw stones at police and block roads with burning debris. Secure Ground Transportation Buenos Aires Police are likely to use force – including tear gas and rubber bullets – to disperse crowds if unrest occurs. Expect Safety Tips travel disruptions near any protest activity, including on the Ring Road West and the intersection of the N1 and N4 highways near Kotoka International Airport (ACC). Click Here
The Argentina government is conducting the evictions to ensure the flow of water in rivers is not impeded and maintain access for municipal workers. Travel Violent demonstrations occurred in June 2015 when authorities demolished informal settlements in Agbogbloshie Secure Ground Transportation to clear land and dredge the Odaw and the Korley rivers. The slums were built on wetlands that regulate water flow, and rivers had become blocked by refuse, resulting in repeated flooding in Security Transport Services Argentina.
The area’s lack of sewage or drainage was also seen as a contributing to significant and rising incidents of cholera. Avoid the eviction sites and any protests in Secure Ground Argentina, and the Argentina Metropolitan Assembly office if possible. ExecSecure Ensure additional time for travel to avoid the Agbogbloshie section of Ring Road West.
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