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Abortion Rights Protest Alert

The Situation:

The US Supreme Court officially overturned Roe V. Wade with the release of its final decision Friday, 24 June. Groups have begun gathering across the US both for and against abortion rights and protests are expected to continue through the weekend and in the weeks to come.

Possible Effects:

  • Protests or demonstrations, especially near government buildings, the US Supreme Court building in Washington D.C., and in downtown areas.

  • Blocked roads

  • Increased law enforcement presence

  • Localized transportation and business disruptions, especially near government buildings and transportation hubs

  • Presence of counter-protesters and increased tensions

Mitigating Measures to Apply:

  • Prepare for disruptions caused by protests, such as increased traffic and security, blocked roads, and potential travel into demonstration sites.

  • Check the local situation (local and social media, embassy, POC at the destination, etc.) prior to travel.

  • Avoid all protests and demonstrations, which have the possibility of turning violent and may serve as a catalyst of COVID-19 spread.

  • Confirm transportation arrangements before arrival/departure.

  • Allow extra time to travel to/from the destination, airport, and accommodations.

  • Avoid travel near government buildings and central squares, instead utilizing bypasses whenever possible

  • Enroll in a Safe Traveler program to receive warnings from your preferred embassy.

DISCLAIMER and Hold Harmless Disclaimer: LSDS™ gathers information from multiple sources and offers insight and perspective to travelers. Sources cannot be validated for accuracy in every instance. Travelers assume all risk associated with their travel and are responsible for the decisions associated with travel and for their own safety. Users of this reference document agree, to hold harmless LSDS™ (LLC) its employees and clients associated with any risk or injury incurred during travel.


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