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18 Jan 2020 | 12:57 PM UTC

UK: Brexit celebration scheduled in London January 31

Pro-Brexit group to hold celebratory event in London on January 31; heightened security presence and localized transportation and commercial disruptions expected



The pro-Brexit group Leave Means Leave will hold an event in Parliament Square in London on the evening (local time) of Friday, January 31, to mark the UK's official departure from the European Union at 23:00 that night. Local authorities have approved the event, which is expected to include music and speeches and draw thousands of participants.

A heightened security presence and commercial and transportation disruptions, including road closures, are expected in the vicinity of Parliament Square.  


Individuals in London are advised to monitor the situation, avoid all large public gatherings as a precaution, anticipate a heightened security presence and localized commercial and transportation disruptions, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.