2 June 2019
Mass protests have been planned for President Donald Trump’s upcoming state visit to the U.K. (3-4 June 2019). The protest on Tuesday, beginning in London’s historic Trafalgar Square at 11 a.m. local time, is expected to be a highly attended event. Nearly 8,000 people are registered for the event (via Facebook), while another 33,000 social media users have said they are "interested" as of Sunday morning.
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:
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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