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03 Oct 2019 | 07:32 AM UTC

New Zealand: Environmental protest planned in Wellington October 7

New Zealand News Alert

Environmental group schedules protest in Wellington on October 7; heightened security presence and transport disruptions expected

TIMEFRAME expected from 10/3/2019, 12:00 AM until 10/7/2019, 11:59 PM (Pacific/Auckland). COUNTRY/REGION Wellington

Event

The Extinction Rebellion (XR) environmental group has called for a protest in Wellington on Monday, October 7. Participants plan to gather at 07:00 (local time) at Midland Park. Transport authorities in Wellington have said that there may be consequent delays and diversions on bus services from 07:00; however, the extent of the expected disruptions is unclear as of Thursday, October 3.

A heightened security presence and localized transport disruptions are expected near the protest site.

Context

The Extinction Rebellion environmental group has organized disruptive protests around the world since November 2018 to demand increased action to address climate change issues. XR is planning a series of international protests starting the week of Monday, October 7.

Advice

Individuals in Wellington are advised to monitor developments, avoid all protests and demonstrations, prepare for associated disruptions to transportation and business, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.

 

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