Activists supporting the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement have called for demonstrations in London, Bristol, Birmingham, and Manchester on Sunday, October 4, to denounce institutionalized racism. The demonstrators plan to gather between 14:00 and 18:00 (local time) in London's Marble Arch, Bristol's College Green, Birmingham's Victoria Square, and Manchester's Piccadilly Gardens. The protests are expected to remain largely peaceful; however, significant overland disruptions are anticipated in the affected areas.
Further protests are likely to be held in urban centers nationwide between the above dates. A heightened security forces presence and localized travel disruptions should be anticipated in the vicinity of the protests.
Those in the UK are advised to allow extra time for travel due to the demonstrations and potential delays. Travelers are advised to monitor local media in order to stay up to date with developments relating to the demonstrations and any associated disruption. Travelers are advised to avoid all demonstrations in order to minimize the risk of exposure to potential incidental violence, opportunistic crime, and crowd control measures by the police.
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