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18 Jul 2019 | 07:56 AM UTC

UK: Environmental group to protest in London July 19

United Kingdom News Alert

Environmental group scheduled to protest in London on July 19; heightened security presence and transportation disruptions possible

TIMEFRAME expected from 7/18/2019, 12:00 AM until 7/19/2019, 11:59 PM (Europe/London). COUNTRY/REGION London, United Kingdom

Event

Supporters of the Extinction Rebellion environmental activist group have called for a "die-in" in London and across the UK on Friday, July 19, to protest climate change. Participants plan to stage a "die-in" outside Northcliffe House where several major local media outlets hold their offices. A heightened security presence and transportation disruptions are possible in the vicinity of the protest. Further demonstrations in the coming days are also 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 London, are advised to avoid all protests and demonstrations as a precaution, anticipate localized transportation disruptions, and adhere to all instruction issued by the local authorities.

 

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