Updated on 15 October 2019
Groups opposed to Turkey's ongoing military campaign in Syria have called for several
protests, including a nationwide mobilization, from Tuesday, October 15, through Saturday,
October 19. They are calling on the immediate end of the campaign in the northern region
The nationwide mobilization will take place in Cologne as of 11:00, a location has not yet
been announced. Associated protests are likely across the country.
On Tuesday, October 15, protests are scheduled(local time):
Frankfurt at the central train station at 17:00
Lübeck at the Adenauerstraße station at 17:00
Saarbrücken at the European Gallery at 18:00.
On Wednesday, October 16, a protest is scheduled (local time):
Schwienfurt at the Schillerplatz as of 17:30.
Five people were injured at a related protest in Herne (North Rhine-Westphalia) on
Monday, October 14. Clashes broke out between pro-Kurdish protesters and the Turkish
community during a related demonstration near a Turkish café.
Blocked roads due to protests/riots
Increased traffic, especially near city centers and government buildings
Additional protests and demonstrations across Germany
Increased presence of security personnel
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 and take bypasses
Monitor local and social media for updates
Enroll in a Safe Traveler program (STEP) of your choice to receive warnings
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