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13 Feb 2019 | 09:42 PM UTC

Belgium: Climate change protest in Brussels February 14

Belgium News Alert

Protest demanding reduction in greenhouse gas emissions planned in Brussels February 14; heightened security presence and localized traffic disruptions expected

TIMEFRAME expected from 2/13/2019, 12:00 AM until 2/14/2019, 11:59 PM (Europe/Brussels). COUNTRY/REGION Brussels

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Event

Thousands of students are expected to demonstrate in Brussels on Thursday, February 14, to demand stronger policies to combat climate change. Participants are expected to gather at 10:30 (local time) at Gare du Nord and then march toward Gare du Midi. A heightened security presence and localized traffic disruptions are to be expected along the march route.

Context

Related protests have been held in Belgium since September 2018, notably in Brussels, to demand that states who signed the Paris Agreement in 2015 commit to reducing their greenhouse gas emissions which contribute to global warming.

Advice

Individuals in Brussels are advised to monitor developments to the situation and avoid all protests and demonstrations as a precaution.

 

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