Civil society groups have called for a demonstration to be held in Oslo on Saturday, October 27, to protest a NATO-led combat exercise slated to begin on November 7. According to local sources, demonstrators will march along Karl Johans Gate between the Parliament building and the Oslo Sentrum Station beginning at 13:00 (local time). A heightened security presence and associated transportation disruptions are likely in the vicinity of the demonstration.
Forces from NATO's 29 member states will hold combat exercises along with Swedish and Finnish forces in Norway starting on November 7. An estimated 50,000 soldiers are expected to participate in the Trident Juncture 18 combat exercise.
Individuals present in Oslo are advised to monitor the situation, anticipate transportation disruptions, obey all instructions issued by the local authorities, and avoid all protests as a precaution.
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