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30 Nov 2018 | 01:08 AM UTC

Australia: Nationwide climate demonstrations planned November 30

Australia News Alert

Students plan nationwide climate change demonstrations in at least 20 cities on November 30; localized traffic disruptions expected

TIMEFRAME expected from 11/30/2018, 12:00 AM until 11/30/2018, 11:59 PM (Australia/Sydney). COUNTRY/REGION Australia

Event

Nationwide demonstrations known as "Strike 4 Climate Action" are planned in several cities beginning at 12:00 (local time) on Friday, November 30. According to local sources, demonstrations will take place in 20 cities, including at Martin Place in Sydney, as well as in Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, Townsville, Cairns, Newcastle and Ballarat, among others. Associated traffic disruptions are expected around the protest site.

Context

The so-called Strike 4 Climate Action protests are part of a global movement launched by a student Sweden, with participants in Australia organizing a series of rallies since November 27. Thousands of students plan to join the demonstration, prompting criticism from government officials.

Advice

Individuals in the Australia are advised to avoid all protests and gatherings as a precaution, monitor the situation, and obey all instructions issued by the local authorities.

 

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