Demonstration alert in United Kingdom: planned demonstrations in the United Kingdom on November 4-5, 2023

Media report various planned demonstrations are expected to take place throughout the United Kingdom on November 4 & 5. Protests are planned throughout central London, Belfast, Edinburgh, and various other cities. U.S. citizens are encouraged to avoid areas of demonstrations and to always exercise caution within the proximity 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.

Planned demonstrations include but are not limited to:


Date: Saturday, November 4, 2023

Time: 1200 Local Time

Demonstration Organizer: Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign

Location: Departs Queens University, proceeding to University Road to Malone Road, to Stranmillis Road, ending in Danesfort Park Roundabout


Date: Saturday, November 4, 2023

Time: 1430 Local Time

Demonstration Organizer: Palestine Solidarity Campaign

Location: Trafalgar Square

Demonstrations in London can often attract large crowds at popular tourist destinations, such as Parliament Square, Westminster, and associated bridges.


Date: Saturday, November 4, 2023

Time: 1400 Local Time

Demonstration Organizer: Scottish Palestine Solidarity Campaign

Location: Edinburgh (Foot of the Mound and could potentially extend to areas near the U.S. Consulate in Edinburgh), Glasgow (BBC, Pacific Quay), Dundee (City Square), Aberdeen (St. Nicholas Square), Forres (High Street), Stirling (Steps front of Thistles), Dunfermline (Mercat Cross), Inverness (Town House)

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


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

Consulate General Belfast

+44 (0) 28 9038-6100

U.S. Consulate General Edinburgh

+44 (0) 131 556-8315

State Department – ​​Consular Affairs

888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444

United Kingdom Country Information


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