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London EU Elections Alert

Updated on 17 May 2019

The Situation:

Europeans across the bloc are set to elect the 751 members of the European Union

Parliament to new five-year terms. British citizens will vote on 23 May 2019, despite

impending plans to exit the European Union.

Protests and rallies surround the election are a possibility and could quickly become

violent. Protests in London are especially common during the weekends.

Possible Effects:

  • Strikes, political rallies and demonstrations occur frequently throughout the country and have the possibility of turning violent

  • Local demonstrations can begin spontaneously and escalate with little warning, disrupting transportation systems and city services

Mitigating Factors to Apply:

  • Notify the embassy of arrival in the country and enroll in a SAFE traveler program (if available)

  • Remain alert to changing situations

  • Avoids all crowds, protests, and demonstrations, which have the possibility of turning violent

  • Comply with British authorities, exercise caution, and maintain a low profile

  • Monitor local media for security updates

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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