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18 Oct 2020 | 08:15 PM UTC

UK: Demonstrators gather at Northern Ireland’s Stormont (Belfast) October 18

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Demonstrators gather at Northern Ireland’s Stormont (Belfast) on October 18 to denounce COVID-19 restrictions, several arrests made; avoid all large gatherings as a precaution and follow authority advice

TIMEFRAME expected from 10/18/2020, 12:00 AM until 10/20/2020, 11:59 PM (Europe/Belfast). COUNTRY/REGION Belfast, Northern Ireland

Event

Hundreds gathered to protest new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) measures at Northern Ireland's Stormont (Belfast) on Sunday, October 18. Reports indicate that police made several arrests and issued fixed penalty notices to demonstrators denouncing new measures that came into effect at 18:00 (local time) on Friday, October 16. Under the new restrictions, no mass events involving more than 15 people are permitted, unless the events are excluded from restrictions.

A heightened security presence, particularly amid COVID-19 restrictions, and localized travel disruptions should be anticipated in the vicinity of any protest.

Advice

Those in Belfast are advised to monitor developments, avoid large gatherings as a precaution, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.

 

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