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28 Feb 2020 | 11:25 AM UTC

US: Progressive groups schedule march in New York City February 29

Progressive groups call for a march in New York City February 29; heightened security presence and associated disruptions possible

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Event

Progressive groups plan to march in protest of US presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg on Saturday, February 29, in New York City. Participants will march to the former New York City mayor's home on East 79th street on the Upper East Side of Manhattan on Saturday evening (local time).

A heightened security presence and localized transportation disruptions are possible in the vicinity of the demonstration.

Context

Mike Bloomberg served as mayor of New York City from 2002-2013.

Advice

Individuals in New York City are advised to monitor the situation, avoid all large public gatherings and demonstrations as a precaution, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.