This Saturday 17 November, the National Unity Demonstration against Fascism & Racism will march through the West End. The following information has been confirmed by Cross-sector Safety and Security Communications.
Key timings include:
12pm – Form up Portland Place
1pm – March commences via the route attached to this circulation
2pm – Onward, speeches in Whitehall
5pm – Event concludes
There is a proportionate Policing Operation in place for this event, however, we do not have any intelligence at this time to suggest disorder will occur.
There is also a parallel event taking place at a similar time, Extinction Rebellion, who are opposed to climate change, fracking and the Heathrow expansion. This group seek to undertake civil disobedience and a separate Policing plan is in place to deal with any issues which may result. This group have notified Police of their intention to simultaneously conduct some form of blockade at five Central London bridges between 10am – 4pm. The affected bridges may include:
- Southwark Bridge
- Blackfriars Bridge
- Waterloo Bridge
- Westminster Bridge
- Lambeth Bridge
The Metropolitan Police are currently working in conjunction with a number of partner agencies to plan tactical options and contingency traffic plans to mitigate and minimise any disruption.
There is a proportionate Policing plan in place dedicated to this potential disruption.
For up-to-date information, please follow Twitter @MetPoliceEvents throughout the day.
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