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17 Jan 2019 | 09:08 PM UTC

Australia: "Yellow vest" rallies planned nationwide January 19

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Supporters of France's "yellow vest" movement plan protests in major cities across Australia on January 19

TIMEFRAME expected from 1/17/2019, 12:00 AM until 1/19/2019, 11:59 PM (Australia/Sydney). COUNTRY/REGION Australia


Australian supporters of France's ''yellow vest'' movement are planning to rally on Saturday, January 19, in various major cities across the country, including Adelaide, Brisbane, Cairns, Canberra, Melbourne, Perth, and Sydney. Protesters are gathering to express various political and socioeconomic demands to the authorities. The sizes of the demonstrations are expected to vary by location. As of Thursday, January 17, authorities do not anticipate any major disturbances to public order and do not seem to classify this popular mobilization as a sensitive event. However, localized transportation disruptions and a heightened police presence are possible around all protest sites.


Individuals present in Australia on January 19 are advised to monitor the situation, avoid all protests and demonstrations as a precaution, and obey all instructions issued by the local authorities.


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