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What streets will be cut off by the Here We Are festival?

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The event will take place this Sunday from 3:00 p.m. on the Punta de Carretas boulevard. Bus lines will be strengthened.

The festival Here we are, that generated a stir due to the investment of money generated by the Municipality of Montevideoit will affect some streets due to cuts and the buses will have special schedules.

Starting at 3:00 p.m. at the property located on the Presidente Wilson boulevard, in Punta Carretas The Here We Are festival will take place, where international artists such as the Argentinean, Lali Espósito and the Brazilian, Daniela Mercurý will participate. There will also be national artists such as Vanesa Britos, Laura Canoura, Catherine Vergnes, Agustina Padilla, Soledad Ramírez and Agustina Morales.

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The meeting takes place within the framework of the Women’s Monthr, promoted by the Municipality of Montevideo with the aim of generating reflection on inequality and gender violence. “The objective of this great event is to break with traditional paradigms and promote representativeness, leadership and access to opportunities in culture, so that the voice of women is heard in the music industry”, explains the official website of the IM regarding the festival.

cuts and diversions

From the IM they communicated that since yesterday at 2:00 p.m. traffic has been cut off in Rambla Sur, while since 9:00 p.m. Sarmiento and Tabare.

Regarding transportation, this Sunday from 4:00 p.m. the transportation lines that have their route near the surroundings of the event will increase their frequency, where more than 36 bus lines will be reinforced. On the other hand, at the end of the event, there will be two special bus terminals, located by Juan Andrés Cachón and La Rambla; and by Artigas boulevard and the boulevard (Punta Carretas bus terminal).

A festival with controversy

This week, the IM reported the payment that the artists received for the performances where the Espósito show it will cost you $256,478while that of Mercury, $62,387. The expenses in the festival generated criticism from the opposition who classified it as “bread and Circus”.

However, from the IM they defended their position, re2marking that the expression used by the opposition seemed “sad” and that “a city that generates events and culture, that is open to different cultural expressions, is not bread and circuses.”

The main competitor for the candidacy of Carolina Cosse, Yamandu Orsi, also defended the event. “It is true, we have to be prudent, but citizens deserve not only that we fix the streets and that we resolve the garbage issue, but also the access to culture and those showshe exclaimed.

Source: Ambito

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