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Germany Demonstration Alert

Updated on 24 November 2019

The Situation:

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."

Possible Effects:

  • 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

  • Monitor local and social media for updates

  • Enroll in a Safe Traveler program from your preferred embassy 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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