On 13 January 2021, the U.S. Embassy in Guatemala City issued a Security Alert regarding planned demonstrations, which reads in part as follows: “According to media reports, various organizations have planned demonstrations across Guatemala between January 14 and January 20, 2021.
“Announced demonstrations are expected at the following locations in Guatemala City:
“January 14:

  • Who: Organizations Movimiento Arbencista and Plataforma Cívica GT.
  • What: An estimated 300 people will demand the resignation of Guatemalan President and members of congress.
  • Where: National Palace in Guatemala City. Possible roadblock locations are not known at this time.

“January 18th

  • Who: Private transportation Association.
  • What: An estimated 200 people will protest municipality traffic fines.
  • Where: 13 Street and Aguilar Batres Boulevard in Zone 11 then walking towards Guatemala City Municipality.

“January 20th

  • Who: Guatemala Army veterans.

What: An estimated 1,500 persons will protest for the approval of a veterans benefits bill.  Where: Presidential House and National Palace in Guatemala City and other locations in the country