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19 Sep 2019 | 07:42 AM UTC

India: Nationwide protests against climate change September 20-27

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Activists against climate change plan nationwide protests between September 20-27; heightened security presence and associated transport disruptions expected

TIMEFRAME expected from 9/19/2019, 12:00 AM until 9/27/2019, 11:59 PM (Asia/Kolkata). COUNTRY/REGION Dehli, India, Mumbai, India, Bengaluru, Prayagraj (Allahabad), Calicut, India

Event

Multiple protests in support of the global climate strike movement are scheduled to take place across India between Friday, September 20, and Friday, September 27. On September 20, participants in Delhi plan to gather in several areas in the capital including the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs at 11:30 (local time) and Lodhi Garden at 15:00. A demonstration on Saturday, September 21, in Chennai (Tamil Nadu) will start at 16:00 at Pondy Bazaar. On September 27, activists in Mumbai (Maharashtra) are due to gather at Bandra West and at Vashi railway station at 17:30, while participants in Kolkata (West Bengal) plan to meet at College Street at 13:00.

Related protests are expected in major urban areas, including Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bengaluru, Kolkota, Kochi (Kerala), Allahabad (Uttar Pradesh), and Calicut (Kerala). Heightened security measures and localized traffic disruptions are anticipated around all protest sites.

Context

Activists are organizing rallies around the world on September 20 to demand more effective government action on climate change issues.

Advice

Individuals in India are advised to monitor the situation, avoid all protests and demonstrations as a precaution, anticipate localized traffic disruptions and a heightened security presence near demonstration sites, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.

 

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