24 May 2019
The Youth for Climate France collective, born after the call for a school strike launched by the young Swede Greta Thunberg, is calling for climate protests across the UK.
In London thousands of demonstrators have staged a sit down protest outside the department of education. The students are demanding that the climate and ecological crisis are taught as part of the wider curriculum. Gatherings are also taking place in George’s Square.
Disrupted modes of transportation
Increases in traffic, especially near protest sites
Roads blocked by protestors with little to no notice
Protests which have the possibility of turning violent
Mitigating Factors to Apply:
Avoid all protests, demonstrations, and large crowds, which have the possibility of turning violent
If you are caught in a blockade: Remain calm, Do not exit your vehicle, Call the authorities: Emergency Services (police, fire, and medical): 112 or 999
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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