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15 May 2019 | 10:35 PM UTC

Belgium: Climate change protest planned in Brussels May 17 /update 2

Belgium News Alert

Climate change protest planned in Brussels May 17; heightened security presence and traffic disruptions possible

TIMEFRAME expected from 5/15/2019, 12:00 AM until 5/18/2019, 11:59 PM (Europe/Brussels). COUNTRY/REGION Brussels

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Event

A climate change protest is scheduled to take place in Brussels on Friday, May 17. The protest is slated to begin at 10:30 (local time) at Gare Centrale train station. Protesters will then march towards Bruxelles-Midi train station.

A heightened security presence and traffic disruptions are possible in Brussels on the day of the protest.

Context

Climate 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 Belgium 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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