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26 Sep 2019 | 12:19 PM UTC

Philippines: Nationwide environmental strike and protests September 27-28

Philippines News Alert

Activists call for a nationwide strike and protests on September 27-28; heightened security presence and transport disruptions to be expected

TIMEFRAME expected from 9/26/2019, 12:00 AM until 9/29/2019, 11:59 PM (Asia/Manila). COUNTRY/REGION Philippines

Event

Activists have called for a nationwide strike and protests on Friday, September 27 and Saturday, September 28, to demand increased government action on climate change. Rallies will be organized across the country on Friday and Saturday. Participating cities include Naga, San Jose, Dumaguete, Baguo, Davao, Kota Kinabalu, and Pasig on Friday and Mandaluyong on Saturday.

Heightened security measures and localized traffic disruptions are anticipated around all protest sites.

Context

Activists are organizing rallies around the world on September 27 to demand more effective government action on climate change issues.

Advice

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

 

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