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08 Jan 2020 | 08:00 AM UTC

Australia: Nationwide rallies against climate change planned on January 10

Nationwide rallies against climate change scheduled for January 10; heightened security presence and associated transportation disruptions expected



Activists are planning several nationwide rallies on Friday, January 10, to call for more funding and aid for firefighters, as well as demanding government action against climate change. Protests are expected to take place in major urban centers, including :

In Melbourne (Victoria), authorities have asked protesters not to rally on Friday in order to allow police services to focus on the ongoing fire emergency, without officially calling off the protest.

A heightened security presence and localized transport disruptions are expected in near all protest sites.


Individuals in Australia 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.