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03 Oct 2019 | 07:34 AM UTC

Sri Lanka: Environmental group to protest in Colombo October 6

Sri Lanka News Alert

Environmental group plans protest in Colombo on October 6; heightened security presence and localized transport disruptions expected

TIMEFRAME expected from 10/3/2019, 12:00 AM until 10/6/2019, 11:59 PM (Asia/Colombo). COUNTRY/REGION Colombo

Event

The Extinction Rebellion (XR) environmental group has called for a protest in Colombo on Sunday, October 6. Participants plan to gather at 15:00 (local time) at Viharamahadevi Park.

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 Colombo 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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