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01 Feb 2020 | 06:29 AM UTC

UK: Protest reported in Edinburgh February 1

Reports of anti-Brexit protest in Edinburgh on February 1; associated transportation disruption expected



Media and online sources have reported an ongoing protest in Edinburgh in the afternoon (local time) on Saturday, February 1. The sources state that the protest is related to the UK's recent departure from the European Union, which was officiated in the evening on Friday, January 31. A heightened security presence and associated transportation disruptions are to be expected over the coming hours. Related protests remain possible in the coming days.


Individuals in Edinburgh are advised to avoid all protests as a precaution, monitor the situation, allow ample travel time, and obey instructions issued by local authorities.