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25 Aug 2020 | 07:10 PM UTC

UK: Protest expected in central London on August 29

United Kingdom News Alert

Protest expected in central London on August 29; associated disruptions to be expected

TIMEFRAME expected from 8/25/2020, 12:00 AM until 8/29/2020, 11:59 PM (Europe/London). COUNTRY/REGION London

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Event

A protest against coronavirus disease (COVID-19) restrictions is expected to take place in central London on Sunday, August 29. Activists are to gather at 12:00 (local time) on Trafalgar Square before marching through Westminster. Past protests have marched along Whitehall and towards Parliament Square. The protest is likely to be well attended.

A heightened security presence is to be expected for the duration of the protest, with an associated disruption to transportation likely.  

Advice

Those in the UK are advised to allow extra time for travel due to the demonstrations and potential delays. Travelers are advised to monitor local media in order to stay up to date with developments relating to the demonstrations and any associated disruption. Travelers are advised to avoid all demonstrations in order to minimize the risk of exposure to potential incidental violence, opportunistic crime, and crowd control measures by the police.

 

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