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London Climate Protest Alert

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

Possible Effects:

  • 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:

  1. Remain calm

  2. Do not exit your vehicle

  3. 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

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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