Protest activity expected this week

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ACT Policing is warning Canberra commuters to be aware of planned protest activity this week that is coinciding with the first sitting of Federal Parliament for 2024.

Tomorrow morning, (Tuesday, 6 February 2024) commuters may be impacted for short periods on Northbourne Avenue and Commonwealth Avenue as protest groups make their way to Parliament House. No planned road closures are in place however there may be traffic disruptions before 10am. Please consider taking an alternate route to your destination if you do not want to be disrupted in your travel.

During the day – protestors will assemble at the Federation Mall at Parliament House. At this stage access to the building and carparks are not expected to be affected.  

For the rest of the week ACT Policing is aware that other protest activity is planned to occur near Parliament House. Visitors to the Parliamentary precinct should allow plenty of time to get to their destination and follow any police directions around protest activity.  

Commuters are also reminded that significant rainfall is predicted to occur this week. Drivers should take extra care on the roads – especially if near protestors or protest activity.  

ACT Policing supports a persons right to peaceful protest. However, where criminal activity occurs, police will not hesitate to act.  

Updates will be provided to local media outlets and the Canberra community via police social media channels should traffic disruptions occur.  



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