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21 Dec 2019 | 05:05 AM UTC

Australia: Extinction Rebellion protest scheduled in Sydney December 22

The Extinction Rebellion environmental group calls for protest in Sydney December 22; heightened security measures and localized transportation disruptions likely

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Event

The Extinction Rebellion (XR) environmental group has called for a demonstration in Sydney on Sunday, December 22, to raise awareness for climate change as destructive bushfires have raged across eastern Australia since early November. Participants plan to gather from 10:00 to 12:00 (local time) at the Queen Victoria Statue.

Heightened security measures and localized transportation disruptions are to be expected in the vicinity of the protest.

Context

The Extinction Rebellion (XR) environmental group has organized disruptive protests around the world since 2018 to demand increased action to address climate change issues.

Advice

Individuals in Sydney are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid all protests and demonstrations as a precaution, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.