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07 Nov 2019 | 07:36 AM UTC

Switzerland: Extinction Rebellion plans protest in Geneva November 16

Switzerland News Alert

The Extinction Rebellion environmental group is calling for disruptive protests in Geneva on November 16; significant transportation disruptions possible

TIMEFRAME expected from 11/7/2019, 12:00 AM until 11/16/2019, 11:59 PM (Europe/Zurich). COUNTRY/REGION Geneva

Event

The Lausanne branch of the Extinction Rebellion (XR) environmental groups is calling for a disruptive protest in Geneva on Saturday, November 16. As of Wednesday, November 6, the group has not provided specific details regarding the time and location of the demonstration. However, according to a social media post from the group, the rally may involve Geneva Airport (GVA). Further details regarding the protest will likely be released in the coming days. A heightened a security presence and transportation disruptions are anticipated around the demonstration site.

Context

The Extinction Rebellion (XR) environmental group has organized disruptive protests around the world since November 2018 to demand increased action to address climate change issues.

Advice

Individuals in Geneva are advised to keep abreast of the situation, avoid all protests as a precaution, and expect transportation delays.

 

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