Police warn of disruption for motorists due to Extinction Rebellion protest

Police are warning that rush hour commuters in Jersey could face disruption due to a climate demonstration.

Activists from Extinction Rebellion are staging a protest ride along St Aubin's Bay into St Helier on Monday 21 October. It means that Victoria Avenue, one of the island's main commuter routes, will be affected.

The protesters will leave St Brelade Parish Hall in St Aubin at 7.45am, arriving in St Helier at around 8.45am before staging a sit-down protest near Marks & Spencer on King Street at 9am.

They will be escorted by police and vehicles will not be allowed to overtake or pass through.

States of Jersey Police do not plan on closing the roads but warn that the ride will be moving slowly and using the full width of the road.

Motorists are being advised to allow more time for their journeys and to use alternative routes where possible. Westbound traffic will not be affected.