Updated on 24 November 2019
Farmers, in North Rhine-Westphalia, plan to protest Monday, 25 November, against the
agricultural plans of the Federal Government. The farmers wish to have more say in
agricultural policy with new environmental and animal welfare standards and a better
reputation for their profession in society.
The farmers plan to drive their tractors from Dortmund, Hagen, Geseke, and Bochum, to
Berlin and Bielefeld. 700 Tractors are expected to move through Dortmund on three
different routes, at the same time.
Police report to “expect significant traffic disruptions,” throughout the day and into the
Dortmund Police made the following statement: "Note on Monday the traffic and follow on Twitter @polizei_nrw_do and the police NRW Dortmund on Facebook. We work with the
hashtags # Traktordemo #Treckerdemo #Dortmund and inform as quickly as possible
about the traffic situation."
Blocked roads due to protests
Increased traffic, especially near city centers and government buildings
Protests and demonstrations, which can attract unwanted attention
Limited transportation services, especially throughout major cities
Increased presence of security personnel, such as local police
Mitigating Factors to Apply:
Avoid all protests and large crowds, which have the possibility of turning violent
Allow extra time for travel
Prepare for disruptions caused by public transportation strikes and protests
Avoid traveling through city centers, instead utilizing bypasses
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