Climate activists to protest outside Australia House in London, UK, from 1200 Jan. 10. Heightened security, localized disruptions likely.

Severity: Informational Alert

This alert affects London, England.

This alert began 09 Jan 2020 00:01 GMT and is scheduled to expire 10 Jan 2020 23:59 GMT.

  • Event: Climate protest
  • Location: Australian High Commission, London (map)
  • Start Time/Date: 1200 Jan. 10
  • Impact: Heightened security, localized disruptions

 

Summary
Climate activists in London plan to protest outside the Australian High Commission Jan. 10 to demand improved measures to deal with the extensive bushfires currently occurring in Australia. Participants will gather from 1200; participation is likely to be in the high hundreds.

Additional police will deploy to monitor and facilitate the demonstration. Large numbers of people and associated crowd-control measures, including road closures and movement restrictions, will likely result in localized transport disruptions. Nearby London Underground (Tube) stations., including Temple and Holborn, may experience higher than usual traffic, and buses normally routed through the area may be canceled or diverted for the duration of the protest. Violence is not likely.


 

Advice
Avoid the protest as a routine security precaution and to mitigate associated disruptions. Leave the area at the first sign of a confrontation. Confirm any appointments around the Australian High Commission and allow extra time for travel in the vicinity the afternoon of Jan. 10.