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03 Oct 2019 | 01:07 PM UTC

Australia: Environmental group plans rally in Canberra October 7

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Environmental group plans rally in Canberra 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 (Australia/Canberra). COUNTRY/REGION Canberra (ACT)

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Event

The Extinction Rebellion (XR) environmental group has called for a rally in Canberra on Monday, October 7. Participants are expected to gather at 10:00 (local time) in front of Albert Hall before marching across Commonwealth Bridge from 11:00 to 16:00. The rally will then head towards the Parliament House.

A heightened security presence and localized transport disruptions are expected near the protests and march.

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

 

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