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Police warn of disruption for motorists due to Extinction Rebellion protest

The protesters will stage a slow-cycle from St Aubin to St Helier, before staging a sit-down protest on King Street. Credit: SOPA Images/SIPA USA/PA Images

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.

The protest, if conducted as planned, is lawful. The organisers have been liaising with Police and have provided assurances that the protest will conform to the agreed plan and remain peaceful.

There will inevitably be disruption as a result of the protest however both States and Honorary Police will be on the ground to minimise this as far as possible.

– States of Jersey Police

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.