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Germany Demonstration Alert

Updated on 15 October 2019

The Situation:

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

of Syria.

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.

Possible Effects:

  • 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

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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