Informational Alert

Civil Unrest: Activists to hold LGBTQ solidarity protest at Princes Street Gardens in Edinburgh, UK, from 1630 Aug. 13. Localized disruptions possible.

  • Alert Begins: 13 Aug 2020 12:01 AM UTC
  • Alert Expires: 13 Aug 2020 11:59 PM UTC
  • Event: LGBTQ solidarity protest
  • Location(s): Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh (map)
  • Start Time/Date: 1630 Aug. 13
  • Impact: Localized disruptions possible.



Activists are planning to gather in Princes Street Gardens Aug. 13 to show solidarity with the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) community in Poland. Participants will meet from 1630 at the Wojtek Monument. Although the event is likely to pass without incident, some localized disruptions are possible, particularly on Princes Street, if the event is well attended. Hundreds of people attended a similar event in Edinburgh June 17.


Allow extra time to travel in the vicinity of Princes Street Gardens in the late afternoon and early evening of Aug. 13. Where possible, avoid the demonstration to minimize the potential for related disruption.