top of page

Worldwide Climate Demonstration Alert

Updated on 24 September 2019

The Situation:

On 21-23 September 2019, the UN held Climate Action Summit events at the United

Nations Headquarters in New York. In light of these events, environmental activist groups

planned worldwide demonstrations to demand climate justice for climate change.

Over 2,000 demonstrations are expected around the world between 19 September and 29

September, with many concentrating their efforts on the 20th and 27th of September.

Supporting organizations and unions may use this time to push additional agendas.

An estimated 4 million people participated in the strikes around the globe on September

20th . A similar turn out is expected on the 27th to close out the week of protests, though

some demonstrations may persist over the weekend.

Below is a map indicating participation on the 20th.

For specific times and locations, this map can be found by following this link: Other cities, not noted, may also participate.

Possible Effects:

  • Blocked roads due to protests/riots

  • Increased traffic, especially near city centers and government buildings

  • Protests and demonstrations, which will likely draw large crowds

  • Limited transportation services, especially throughout major cities

  • Increased presence of security personnel, such as local police

Mitigating Factors to Apply:

  • Avoid all protests and large crowds, which have the possibility of turning violent

  • Allow extra time to travel

  • Prepare for disruptions caused by public transportation strikes and protests

  • Avoid traveling through city centers, instead utilizing bypasses

  • Monitor local and social media for updates

  • Enroll in the Safe Traveler program (STEP) to receive warnings from the U.S. Embassy or enroll in your preferred embassy alert system.

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.


bottom of page