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17 Oct 2020 | 03:11 PM UTC

UK: Protesters to gather in central London October 19

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Protesters to gather in central London on October 19; anticipate disruptions

TIMEFRAME expected from 10/17/2020, 12:00 AM until 10/20/2020, 11:59 PM (Europe/London). COUNTRY/REGION London


Workers employed in the hospitality sector are planning to stage a demonstration in central London on Monday, October 19, to denounce coronavirus disease (COVID-19) restrictions. Protesters will gather in Parliament Square at 10:30 (local time) and plan to disperse by 12:00.

A heightened security presence and localized transport disruptions are possible in the vicinity of the demonstration. Police may attempt to disperse the demonstration if they deem it is in breach of current COVID-19 restrictions.


Those in London are advised to monitor the situation, avoid the demonstration as a precaution, anticipate localized disruptions, and adhere to instructions issued by local authorities.


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