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19 Sep 2020 | 05:04 PM UTC

UK: Hundreds gather in London to protest against COVID-19 measures on September 19 /update 1

United Kingdom News Alert

Hundreds gather in central London to protest against COVID-19 measures on September 19; avoid protest area

TIMEFRAME expected from 9/19/2020, 12:00 AM until 9/20/2020, 11:59 PM (Europe/London). COUNTRY/REGION London

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Event

Hundreds have gathered in London's Trafalgar Square on Saturday, September 19, to protest against COVID-19 and the use of vaccinations. Some minor clashes were reported between protesters and police as the Metropolitan Police ordered the demonstrators to disperse or face arrest. Traffic has been severely disrupted as protesters erected a barricade to hinder police efforts to make arrests. Police officials have announced that they would take enforcement action to disperse those that remain the area.

A heightened security presence is to be expected in the vicinity of the protest. Further clashes between police and demonstrators cannot be ruled out. Disruption to transportation and business is likely over the near term.

Advice

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

 

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