The Extinction Rebellion (XR) environmentalist group is holding a disruptive protest in downtown Amsterdam as of the morning (local time) of Monday, October 7. Protesters are reportedly blocking main roads across the city, leading to significant transportation disruptions. Police has warned they would forcibly disperse the protest to restore order and traffic.
Significant traffic disruptions are anticipated in downtown Amsterdam in the coming hours, along with a heightened security presence. Other associated rallies may also be held in major urban areas throughout Netherlands.
The Extinction Rebellion environmental group has organized disruptive protests around the world since November 2018 to demand increased action to address climate change issues. XR is planning a series of international protests starting the week of October 7.
Individuals in Netherlands, notably in Amsterdam, are advised to monitor developments, avoid all protests and demonstrations, prepare for associated transportation and business disruptions, plan alternative routes, and adhere to all instructions issued by local authorities.
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