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Germany Demonstration Alert

Updated 18 July 2019

The Situation:

The climate activist group “Fridays for the Future” have protested in locations throughout

Germany during the summer with the intention of changing climate policies. Their events

have ranged from only a few people to tens of thousands. Sources indicate on 19 July 2019

at 1300, “Fridays for the Future” will be holding a demonstration at the Hachmannplatz (or

town square). This event may disrupt traffic patterns and trigger an increase police

presence in the vicinity.

Below is a map indicating the location expecting a crowd:

Possible Effects:

  • Blocked roads due to protests/riots

  • Increased traffic, especially near city centers and government buildings

  • Protests and demonstrations

  • Heightened police presence

Mitigating Factors to Apply:

  • Avoid all protests and large crowds, which have the possibility of turning violent

  • Allow extra time for travel

  • Avoid traveling through city centers, instead opting for bypasses

  • Monitor local and social media for updates

  • Enroll in the Safe Traveler program (STEP) to receive warnings from the U.S. 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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