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14 Jan 2020 | 08:20 PM UTC

Belgium: Environmental group to protest at Motor Show in Brussels January 18 /update 1

Extinction Rebellion environmental group is planning a protest at the Brussels Motor Show on January 18; associated disruptions expected



The Extinction Rebellion (XR) environmental activist group plans to demonstrate at the Brussels Motor Show on Saturday, January 18, to protest the ecological impact of the car industry. The Motor Show is being held at the Brussels Expo from Friday, January 10, through Sunday, January 19. XR activists have said that between 13:00 and 16:00 (local time) on Saturday, they will disrupt the the show in groups of two to six people with various actions of non-violent civil disobedience.

A heightened security presence and localized transportation disruptions are expected near the Expo on Saturday.


Individuals in Brussels are advised to closely monitor developments to the situation, anticipate transportation disruptions, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.