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US: Climate change rally in Washington, DC March 15

Student groups plan climate change demonstration in Washington, DC on March 15; localized traffic disruptions possible

13 Mar 07:52 AM UTC
TIMEFRAME expected from 3/13/2019, 12:00 AM until 3/15/2019, 11:59 PM (US/Eastern). COUNTRY/REGION Washington, DC

Event

Student organizations are planning a demonstration in the capital Washington, DC to highlight climate change issues on Friday, March 15. Supporters will gather at the National Mall from 13:00 until 16:00 (local time). Localized traffic disruptions and a heightened police presence are possible in the area.

Context

The demonstration is being held in coordination with an international student movement to demand more effective government action on climate change issues. Similar student-led protests are being organized on March 15 throughout Europe, Australia, and New Zealand.

Advice

Individuals in Washington, DC are advised to monitor the situation and allow additional time to travel.

 

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