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08 Mar 2019 | 07:47 AM UTC

US: Iran Freedom March planned in Washington, DC March 8

United States of America News Alert

Iran Freedom March to take place in Washington, DC March 8; heightened security presence and transportation disruptions likely

TIMEFRAME expected from 3/7/2019, 12:00 AM until 3/9/2019, 11:59 PM (America/New_York). COUNTRY/REGION Washington, DC

Event

The Iran Freedom March, organized by civil society groups opposing the Iranian government, is expected to take place in Washington, DC on Friday, March 8. Demonstrators will reportedly gather at Freedom Plaza at 12:00 (local time) for a rally. A prominent former mayor is expected to speak at the demonstration and, as such, heightened security measures are to be anticipated in the area. Localized transportation disruptions are possible in the vicinity of Freedom Plaza on Friday. Counter-demonstrations cannot be ruled out. 

Advice

Individuals in Washington, DC are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid all protests and demonstrations as a precaution, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.

 

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