London Protest Alert

11 September 2019


Situation:

Extinction Rebellion is planning another demonstration in the UK capital, this

time calling for the cancellation of London Fashion Week. Targeting show venues as well as

the British Fashion Council’s headquarters in Somerset House in central London.

The organization will stage disruptive events from 13 to 17 September, which will

culminate in a funeral procession called London Fashion Week: Rest in Peace.


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


10 September 2019


Situation:

The group Heathrow Pause is intending to fly a fleet of drones at Heathrow

Airport to protest climate change on Friday, 12 September. Flights are likely to be affected

days after the protest.


Possible Effects:

  • Disrupted modes of transportation, especially air travel

  • 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

  • Confirm your flight itinerary before heading to the airport

  • 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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