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17 Oct 2019 | 10:33 AM UTC

UK: Demonstrations likely following Brexit deal announcement October 17

United Kingdom News Alert

Demonstrations possible in urban centers following Brexit deal announcement on October 17; transportation disruptions possible

TIMEFRAME expected from 10/17/2019, 12:00 AM until 10/20/2019, 11:59 PM (Europe/London). COUNTRY/REGION United Kingdom, London

Event

Demonstrations are likely following the announcement that a Brexit deal has been reached by the UK government and the European Union. Demonstrations in urban centers across the UK such as in London and Glasgow may be held both in support of and against the measure, which still has to be approved by the British and European Parliaments.

Associated transportation disruptions and a heightened security presence are to be expected around all protests.

Context

European Union and British negotiators gathered in Brussels on October 17 for a summit to address all concerns amid a fast-approaching October 31 Brexit deadline.

Advice

Individuals in the UK, and particularly in London, are advised to monitor the situation and developments, avoid all protests as a precaution, and expect transportation delays.

 

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