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Civil Unrest Alert-India

The Situation:

On 2 September 2022, the Bahutva Karnataka civil organization is staging a protest in Bengalaru beginning at 10:30 AM. The protest is intended to denounce the Gujarat government’s decision to release convicts of a 2002 sexual crime and murder case. Several dozen to a few hundred are expected to participate.

Possible Effects:

  • Demonstrations, which may grow in size and volatility

  • Blocked roads

  • Increased law enforcement presence and possible clashes with demonstrators

  • Localized transportation and business disruptions

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.

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