Updated on 12 July 2019
The Extinction Rebellion group is planning massive protests from 15-19 July in Bristol, Leeds, Cardiff, Glasgow and London.
The group has threatened to cause major disruptions.
Organisers said 'a thousand rebels' were willing to risk arrest, while hundreds were prepared to block cities for a whole week if demands were not met.
Previously in April, protestors blocked several bridges in London, bringing traffic to a standstill
Possible locations of events include: south side of London Fields, Parks in Central London (a camp-out is planned at an unknown park in Central London), Parliament Square, and the Royal Courts of Justice
Disrupted modes of transportation and businesses
Increases in traffic, especially near protest sites
Roads blocked by participants with little to no notice
Protests which have the possibility of turning violent, especially after dark
Clashes between security forces and participants
Increase in security personnel
Mitigating Factors to Apply:
Avoid all protests, demonstrations, and large crowds, which have the possibility of turning violent
Exercise caution if unexpectedly in the vicinity of large gatherings or protests.
If you are caught in a blockade:
Do not exit your vehicle
Call the authorities: Emergency Services - 112
Allow extra time for travel
Monitor local and social media for updates
Enroll in the Safe Traveler program (STEP) to receive warnings from the U.S. Embassy
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