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05 Jul 2019 | 12:43 AM UTC

Australia: Activists to march through Brisbane July 5

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Environmental activists plan to march through downtown Brisbane on July 5 to protest the construction of a new coal mine; significant traffic disruptions possible

TIMEFRAME expected from 7/5/2019, 12:00 AM until 7/5/2019, 11:59 PM (Australia/Queensland). COUNTRY/REGION Brisbane


Environmental activists are planning to hold a rally and march in downtown Brisbane on Friday, July 5, to protest the recent approval of a new coal mine in Queensland. Protest organizers are calling for supporters to "stop the city" and to gather at Brisbane City Square at 17:00 (local time). Demonstrators are then expected to march through the central business district. Brisbane police have warned commuters to prepare for disruptions and to plan alternative travel routes. A heightened police presence is also anticipated around the protest.


Individuals in Brisbane are advised to monitor the situation, avoid all demonstrations as a precaution, and allow addition time to travel.


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