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18 Jul 2020 | 09:12 PM UTC

UK: Protesters to gather in central London on July 19

United Kingdom News Alert

BLM protesters to gather in central London on July 19; avoid all protests

TIMEFRAME expected from 7/18/2020, 12:00 AM until 7/20/2020, 11:59 PM (Europe/London). COUNTRY/REGION London

Event

A Black Lives Matter (BLM) protest is scheduled to occur in London on Sunday, July 19. Participants will gather at Marble Arch at 14:00 (local time), before marching to the Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens, near the US Embassy. Similar marches in the past have been well attended.

Associated overland disruption and a heightened security presence are to be anticipated in the vicinity of the protest.

Context

Demonstrations have been held across the UK in recent weeks in support of the Black Lives Matter movement and related issues. Counter-protests by far-right groups have also been organized in major cities.

Advice

Individuals in London are advised to monitor developments, avoid all protests as a precaution, and adhere to all instructions issued by local authorities.

 

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