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In travel advisory, Canadians warned of 'acts of violence' linked to Brexit

Police officers on horseback watch demonstrators in Westminster, London, Friday, March 29, 2019. Pro-Brexit demonstrators were gathering in central London on the day that Britain was originally scheduled to leave the European Union. British lawmakers will vote Friday on what Prime Minister Theresa May's government described as the "last chance to vote for Brexit." (AP Photo/ Frank Augstein)
March 29, 2019 - 8:50 AM

OTTAWA - Global Affairs Canada has issued a travel advisory for Canadians in Britain, warning them of possible violence in the wake of today's latest twist in the country's Brexit drama.

The department issued the updated advisory as British politicians rejected the latest attempt to coalesce around a path out of the European Union.

In the advisory, officials warn of "acts of violence" and confrontations between demonstrators and security forces around the parliamentary buildings and near Westminster Abbey in London.

Canadians are urged to avoid areas where demonstrations take place and nearby subway stations.

The department continues to recommend Canadians visiting the United Kingdom exercise a "high degree of caution" due to the threat of terrorism.

U.K. parliamentarians today rejected for the third time British Prime Minister Teresa May's plan for Brexit setting the stage for the country to crash out of the European Union next month without a replacement deal in place.

News from © The Canadian Press, 2019
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