westminster demonstrations this week

There are two major demonstrations this week which may have an adverse affect on businesses and residents. There are full policing plans in place for each event. Please see below for information on both events:

National Campaign Against Cuts and Fees – Wednesday 4th November 2015

A number of student groups are holding a march and rally through Central London campaigning against student cuts . Police have increased the expected numbers to 300,000 people.

Areas around Charing Cross Road, the Strand and Victoria will be particularly affected with protesters assemble at 12:00hrs at Malet Street. Route includes Russell Square, Southampton Row, High Holborn, Charing Cross Road, Trafalgar Square, Whitehall, Parliament Square, Millbank, Smith Square, Horseferry Road and concluding at Great Smith Street J/W Victoria Embankment.

Million Mask March – Thursday 5th November 2015

The protest group Anonymous organised an annual, global event titled the Million Mask March. Numbers are currently anticipated to be in excess of 3,500.

The London event, described as a “friendly gathering of minds”, will take place at 18.00 hours in Trafalgar Square. However, some social media entries are actively trying to encourage attendees to cause trouble.

There is no intelligence to indicate anywhere in London will be specifically targeted or that there will be any antisocial or criminal behaviour during this event. Previously demonstrators have targeted Buckingham Palace, Soho, Trafalgar Square and Parliament Square.

In case of any emergency always call 999.

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