Severity: Warning Alert

Security: Activists are protesting outside Brisbane City Hall, Brisbane, Australia, May 30, over COVID-19-related issues. Increased security likely.

This alert affects Brisbane

This alert began 30 May 2020 06:10 GMT and is scheduled to expire 30 May 2020 10:59 GMT.

  • Event: Protests
  • Location(s): Brisbane, Queensland (map)
  • Date: May 30
  • Impact: Increased security, localized transport disruptions; possible minor clashes

Summary
Reports indicate that demonstrations are underway outside Brisbane City Hall in Brisbane, Queensland, the afternoon of May 30. The protesters are demonstrating over coronavirus disease (COVID-19) restrictions, vaccination, and 5G concerns.

Localized transport disruptions are likely through the evening of May 30. Officers could erect roadblocks near the demonstrations, and localized transport disruptions are likely. Though violence is unlikely, minor confrontations are possible, particularly if activists refuse to disperse.

Advice
Avoid all protests due to existing restrictions and the potential for minor clashes. Follow all official instructions. Confirm transport status before traveling into central Melbourne. Use alternative routes to avoid affected areas and allow additional time to reach destinations.


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