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11 Jan 2020 | 05:27 AM UTC

UK: Ongoing protest in Bristol January 11

Climate activists hold protest in Bristol on January 11; transportation disruptions likely

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Event

The Extinction Rebellion (XR) environmental group has called for a protest in Keynsham (Bristol) on Saturday, January 11, in opposition of expansion plans at Bristol Airport (BRS). Participants began gathering as of 10:00 (local time) at Keynsham Bandstand Memorial Park and are expected to march to an undisclosed location. Participants are as of now not expected to go to BRS.

A heightened security presence and transport disruptions, including traffic and flight delays, are expected during all protest action.  

Advice

Individuals in Keynsham and Bristol more generally are advised to monitor the situation, avoid all public demonstrations as a precaution, and anticipate localized disruption.