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London Climate Strike alert

24 May 2019

The Situation:

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.

Possible Effects:

  • 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

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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