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11 Jan 2020 | 01:37 AM UTC

Australia: Climate change rally planned in Canberra February 4

Environmental activists plan rally outside Parliament House in Canberra on February 4; heightened security presence and localized traffic disruptions expected

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Event

The People's Climate Assembly is organizing a rally outside of the Parliament House in Canberra on Tuesday, February 4. Organizers are calling for supporters to gather at the Federation Mall, between the new and old Parliament Houses, from 14:00 until 17:00 (local time) to demand action on climate change and the removal of Prime Minister Scott Morrison from office. The protest coincides with the first sitting day of Parliament.

A heightened security presence and localized traffic disruptions are anticipated around the protest site.

Advice

Individuals in Canberra 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.