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Belgium: Climate change protests planned in Brussels March 31 /update 2

Climate change protest expected in Brussels on March 31; localized traffic disruptions expected

29 Mar 12:22 PM UTC
TIMEFRAME expected from 3/28/2019, 12:00 AM until 3/31/2019, 11:59 PM (Europe/Brussels). COUNTRY/REGION Brussels
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Event

The "Rise for Climate Belgium" organization is planning to hold a demonstration in Brussels on Sunday, March 31, to demand action on climate issues. Tens of thousands of people are expected to participate in the rally, which will start at 13:00 (local time) at the Gare Du Nord train station. Localized traffic disruptions are expected around the protest site.

Context

At least 30,000 people participated in a similar demonstration in Brussels on March 15. 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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