Today, Friday 22 October 2021, a large-scale demonstration is planned outside the Court of Justice of the European Union in Luxembourg-Kirchberg; around 2,000 demonstrators from Poland are expected to attend the protest that is expected to start at around 09:30 in the EU Institutions quarter Kirchberg.
Following this protest, the demonstrators are expected to move to the Schuman roundabout (at the corner of the Glacis car park) for the continuation of the demonstration in front of the Czech Embassy.
Around the European Court of Justice, several roads will be blocked to traffic and traffic deviations have been put in place. Road users are recommended to avoid non-essential trips in this sector, to respect roadblocks and parking bans and to follow the instructions of the Police on the spot. The traffic restrictions concern in particular Boulevard Kennedy, Boulevard Konrad Adenauer and neighbouring streets, the Bech bridge and the surroundings of the Schuman roundabout.
In addition to traffic in Luxembourg City, part of the motorway network will be affected. As a result, depending on the circumstances, the Wasserbillig area on the A1 motorway will be closed. In addition, the Mertert (A1) interchanges in the direction of Luxembourg and Schengen (A13) in the direction of Luxembourg will be inaccessible depending on the situation, and traffic to the capital will be on a single lane on a reduced section between the Mertert and Potaschberg interchanges. on the A1 and at the Schengen interchange on the A13. These measures have been in place from 06:00 this morning As soon as the situation permits, these measures will be lifted.
Beforehand and during the demonstration, the Police will inform members of the public about possible traffic disruptions on their Twitter page @PoliceLux.
In order to intervene in the event of public order disturbances, a law enforcement system has been put in place. It is made up of around 540 police officers from different units across the country. They will be supported by officers from the Police dog section, Police air support, some 30 officers from the Traffic Police Unit who provide escorts, from the Special Police Unit, from the Airport Police Unit, as well as some 120 officers of the Judicial Police Service in their respective missions.
As part of the BeNeLux treaty, the Grand Ducal Police have asked the Belgian Federal Police to provide two sprinklers and two APC type vehicles as well as a law enforcement company of around 100 additional officers. In total, some 840 police officers will be on duty. In addition to the field agents, there are many agents who provide logistical, administrative and technical support in the background before and during the event.
In order to best answer the questions of members of the public, a dedicated telephone number (tel: 244 242724) is operational for the duration of the event (from 08:00 until the end of the event). This line has been set up to answer general and practical questions about the event, and is not intended to take care of emergencies. The number 113 remains reserved for all emergencies requiring urgent police intervention, including in connection with the demonstration.
Due to the demonstration, the police stations of Limpertsberg, Kirchberg, Ville-Haute, Gare-Hollerich, Bonnevoie, Gasperich, Merl-Belair and Hesperange will be closed. The Luxembourg police station will continue to provide interventions.