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09 May 2019 | 03:42 AM UTC

UK: Pro-Palestine march in London May 11

United Kingdom News Alert

Activists to hold a pro-Palestine demonstration in London on May 11; localized disruptions likely

TIMEFRAME expected from 5/9/2019, 12:00 AM until 5/11/2019, 11:59 PM (Europe/London). COUNTRY/REGION London

Event

Civil society groups are planning to hold a pro-Palestine march in London on Saturday, May 11. The National Demonstration for Palestine will be held at 12:00 (local time) where protesters will march from Portland Place to Whitehall. Localized disruptions and a heightened security presence are likely.

Context

The march is being held the weekend before Nakba Day, Wednesday, May 15, the annual commemoration of the exodus of Palestinians following the creation of Israel and during the 1948 Palestine War. An estimated 700,000 Palestinians fled or were expelled to other countries in this period.

Advice

Individuals in London are advised to monitor the situation, avoid public demonstrations as a precaution, and anticipate localized transportation disruptions and a heightened security presence.

 

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