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11 Jul 2019 | 08:50 AM UTC

UK: Environmental group to stage demonstrations in major cities July 12 and July 15

United Kingdom News Alert

Environmental group to hold demonstrations in several major cities July 12 and 15; heightened security measures and transportation disruptions possible

TIMEFRAME expected from 7/11/2019, 12:00 AM until 7/16/2019, 11:59 PM (Europe/London). COUNTRY/REGION London, United Kingdom, Cardiff, Glasgow

Event

Supporters of the Extinction Rebellion environmental activist group plan to march in London on Friday, July 12, and in several major cities in the UK on Monday, July 15. On Friday, July 12, participants plan to gather at Paradise Gardens in London at 15:30 (local time) and then march to Hackney Town Hall.

On Monday, July 15, supporters in the English capital plan to meet at 09:30 but have not yet announced a location. In Glasgow, activists are due to gather at 09:00 in the city center but have not immediately announced an exact location. In Cardiff, participants plan to meet at the National Museum on Gorsedd Gardens Road at 11:00.

A heightened security presence and associated transportation disruptions are anticipated in the vicinity of any demonstration. Further demonstrations in the coming days are possible.

Context

The environmental activist group Extinction Rebellion has organized several demonstrations worldwide since October 2018. In the UK, supporters have blocked major roads, staged several sit-ins, and disrupted railway services.

Advice

Individuals in the UK, particularly in major cities, are advised to avoid all protests and demonstrations as a precaution, anticipate localized transportation disruptions, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.

 

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