Demonstration Alert: PLANNED DEMONSTRATIONS THROUGHOUT THE UNITED KINGDOM, JANUARY 13-14, 2024

Location:  United Kingdom (Countrywide)

Event:  Media report planned demonstrations are scheduled to occur throughout the United Kingdom on Saturday, January 13, and Sunday, January 14, 2024.

U.S. citizens are encouraged to avoid areas of demonstrations and 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 public transportation services may be impacted, U.S. citizens are encouraged to monitor local transportation information and coordinate travel routes accordingly.

Planned demonstrations include but are not limited to:

London
Date & Time:  Saturday, January 13, 12:00 Local Time
Demonstration:  National March for Palestine – Ceasefire Now
Location:  Beginning at Bank Junction, London, EC3V 3LA and marching to Parliament Square.  More information on the route is available here.

Date & Time: Sunday, January 14, 15:00 Local Time (scheduled to end at 1700 Local Time)
Demonstration:  Pro-Israel Rally
Location: Trafalgar Square

Scotland

Glasgow
Date & Time:  Saturday, January 13, 10:30 Local Time
Demonstration:  Don’t Bank on Apartheid Barclays Bank Protest
Location:  Barclays Bank, 83 Argyle St., Glasgow, G5 8DP

Date & Time:  Saturday, January 13, 13:00 Local Time
Demonstration:  Trade Unionists for Palestine
Location:  Glasgow City Chambers, 82 George Square, Glasgow G2 1DU

Edinburgh
Date & Time:  Saturday, January 13, 14:00 Local Time
Demonstration:  Ceasefire Now! Free Palestine
Location:  Foot of the Mound, Edinburgh EH2 2HG

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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