Transport workers stage indefinite protest blocking southbound lanes of Federal Highway 45 near Sacramento, Chihuahua State

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Transport workers are staging an indefinite protest on the Sacramento-Sueco section of Federal Highway 45 in Chihuahua State as of Feb. 10, blocking the highway’s southbound lanes with their trucks. The purpose of the demonstration is to denounce perceived growing insecurity on major highways; transport workers have organized similar protests in areas across the country in recent weeks. The action has reportedly caused significant traffic congestion in the area and comes after a shooting incident injured a transport worker between Sueco and Villa Ahumada.

Transport disruptions will almost certainly impact the affected stretch of Federal Highway 45 for the duration of the protest. Increased traffic congestion will also likely impact alternative routes in the area. Authorities will probably deploy a heightened security presence to monitor the demonstration. Clashes between demonstrators and security forces or frustrated motorists cannot be ruled out.

Source: Crisis 24