Feds warn Canadians in London, U.K. to avoid potentially violent Brexit protests
The federal government has issued an advisory urging Canadians in London, U.K. to exercise caution amid rising tensions over Brexit.
The advisory was issued Friday over planned protests near government buildings on Whitehall and near Westminster Abbey.
The advisory warns that some of the protests may turn violent, including confrontations between demonstrators and law enforcement.
“Avoid areas where demonstrations are taking place and nearby underground stations,” the advisory read.
The heated protests have continued for several days in London as lawmakers continued to reject Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal.
Thousands of people opposed to Britain delaying its departure from the European Union marched through central London on Friday.
Amid a heavy police presence, some blocked the road outside parliament, shouting “we will not be moved” and “what do we want? Brexit? When do we want it now? Now.”
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March 29 is when Britain was originally meant to leave the E.U., but the date was delayed after U.K. MPs refused to support May’s plan.
Britain now faces a much longer delay, which would require a vote from the E.U., or it will be leaving the bloc on April 12 without a deal.
— With files from Reuters
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