Demonstration Alert: PLANNED DEMONSTRATIONS THROUGHOUT THE UNITED KINGDOM, DECEMBER 2 AND 3, 2023

Location:  United Kingdom (Countrywide)

Event:  Media report various planned demonstrations are expected to take place throughout the United Kingdom on December 2 and 3.  Protests are planned throughout central London, Edinburgh, and various other cities.

U.S. citizens are encouraged to avoid areas of demonstrations and to always exercise caution within the vicinity of demonstrations or if caught in a demonstration.  Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and possibly escalate to violence.  Do not attempt to drive or walk through a demonstration.  Road closures and transportation services may be impacted over the weekend, U.S. citizens are encouraged to monitor local transportation information and coordinate travel routes accordingly.

Planned demonstrations include but are not limited to:

ENGLAND AND WALES 

Event: Day of Action for Palestine
Date: Saturday and Sunday, December 2 and 3, 2023
Location:  Various locations throughout England and Wales.  Review this website for city-specific information.
London demonstrations include gatherings at Hounslow High Street, Islington Town Hall, Lewisham Town Hall, Camberwell Green, Wimbledon Quarter, Forest Lane Park, Redbridge Town Hall, and Plashet Park.
Time: Starting at 10:30 local time and continuing throughout both days

Event: Stop the War London Rally
Date: Saturday, December 2, 2023
Location:  The Atrium, 124 – 126 Cheshire Street, Tower Hamlets, London
Time: Starting at 15:00 local time.

SCOTLAND

Event: March to End the Siege organized by the Scottish Palestine Solidarity Campaign/Gaza Genocide Emergency Committee.
Date: Saturday, December 2, 2023
Location:  Edinburgh – Beginning on Regent Road and marching to Scottish Parliament
Time: 13:00 local time

Actions to Take:

  • Be aware of your surroundings
  • Review your personal security plans
  • Monitor local media for updates
  • Avoid crowds
  • Enroll in Safe Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive travel and security updates

Assistance:
U.S. Embassy London, United Kingdom
33 Nine Elms Lane
London, UK SW11 7US
+44 (0) 207-499-9000
from U.S.: 011 44 (0)20 7499-9000
SCSLondon@state.gov
https://uk.usembassy.gov/

Consulate General Belfast
+44 (0) 28 9038-6100
ConsularBelfast@state.gov

U.S. Consulate General Edinburgh
+44 (0) 131 556-8315
Edinburgh-info@state.gov

State Department – Consular Affairs
888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444
United Kingdom Country Information

Enroll in Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security updates.
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