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Civil Rights Demonstration Alert-Worldwide

On the one-year anniversary of George Floyd’s death multiple civil rights activists plan to demonstrate the evening of 25 May. Demonstrations are scheduled throughout the US and UK, with more cities likely to follow.

Below is a non-comprehensive list of demonstrations expected on 25 May:

· Brighton, United Kingdom: 6:00 p.m. at The Level

· Bristol, United Kingdom: 6:30 p.m. at College Green

· Nottingham, United Kingdom: 6:00 p.m. at Old Market Square

· Atlanta, Georgia, United States: 6:00 p.m. at Liberty Plaxa

· Boston, Massachusetts, United States: 6:00 p.m. in Franklin Park

· Charlotte, North Carolina, United States: 6:00 p.m. Marshall Park

· Dallas, Texas, United States: 7:00 p.m. at Dallas Police Headquarters

· Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States: Throughout the day at George Floyd Plaza

· New York City, New York, United States: 5:00 p.m. at Barclays Center in Brooklyn

· Seattle, Washington, United States: 5:00 p.m. in Westlake Park

Possible Effects:

· Protest or demonstrations, especially near government buildings and city centers

· Presence of counter protesters

· Large groups of people which may increase tensions

· Disruptions to public transportation and businesses where protests are being held

· Increased Traffic congestion in the vicinity of protests

· Increased presence of security, law enforcement, media and other personnel

Mitigating Factors to Apply:

· Avoid large crowds, which have the possibility of turning violent and may also serve as a catalyst for COVID-19 Spread

· Should you choose to protest, ensure you maintain active situational awareness and be alert for changes that could impact your safety

· Practice social distancing or wear a mask when it can be maintained

· If detained, adhere to the instructions of local authorities

· Abide by local laws and restrictions

· Allow extra time for travel

· Avoid travel after dark, when civil unrest tends to escalate

· Prepare for disruptions caused by protests

· Monitor local and social media for updates

· Enroll in a Safe Traveler program as appropriate 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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