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18 sept. 2019 | 01h12 UTC

UK: Student activists plan strike and protests against climate change September 20 /update 1

United Kingdom Alerte de sécurité

Students call for a countrywide strike and several protests on September 20; heightened security presence and localized transport disruptions expected

TIMEFRAME expected from 17/9/2019, 12h00 until 20/9/2019, 11h59 (Europe/London). COUNTRY/REGION London, Edinburgh, Glasgow

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Event

Student activists against climate change have called for a countrywide strike on Friday, September 20, and several protests across the UK. In London, participants plan to protest at Millbank at 11:00 (local time). In Edinburgh, activists are planning to gather at Middle Meadow Walk at 11:00 and then march to parliament. However, city officials have reportedly banned protesters from marching via Princes Street.

Rallies associated with the global climate strike movement are also expected to take place throughout the country on Friday. Specific details regarding the times and location of meeting points can be found on the organizer's website. Heightened security measures and localized traffic disruptions are anticipated around all protest sites. Associated business disruptions are also possible on Friday.

A heightened security presence and localized transport disruptions are expected near the protest site. Further protests are possible in major urban areas around the country.

Context

Activists are organizing rallies around the world on September 20 to demand more effective government action on climate change issues.

Advice

Individuals in the UK are advised to monitor the situation, avoid all protests and demonstrations as a precaution, anticipate localized traffic disruptions and a heightened security presence near demonstration sites, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.

 

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