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Police Advice

Tom | 30.04.2003 08:34

Met Police e-mail to London Employers...

Nice of them to advertise the meet up's


1030 - London Animal Action (West End).
1100 - Critical Mass Bike Ride, meet Royal Festival Hall/under Waterloo bridge.

1200 - TUC march - Assemble Clerkenwell Green, due to leave 1300

Proposed Route:

Clerkenwell Green
Clerkenwell Road
Theobalds Road
Southampton Row

Kings Way
Trafalgar Sq

1300 - Critical mass picnic at Queen Anne's Gate.

1400 - Critical mass meet at Home Office in Birdcage Walk then onto main event.

1400 - TUC rally in Trafalgar Sq, numbers permitting.

1400 - 'Wombles' in High Holborn, Endell Street.
1600 - Wombles, the Strand.
1700 - Possible dispersal.

Protesters are usually peaceful with a few exceptions so there is potential for disorder. There are always external influences such as drugs, alcohol and the weather.

HELPFUL HINTS (these really apply to possible 'targeted buildings' but are worth noting)

Do not allow unauthorised access into your building.
Review vulnerability of the area, look at your neighbours etc.
Review your smoking areas, do not leave fire doors/back doors left propped open.
Restrict the number of entrances that you have open on the day.
Minimise deliveries - avoid them on the day if possible.
Minimise visitors - ask your staff to postpone meetings until after May 1st.
Don't try to cross London on May 1st, some roads will be blocked.
Keep staff informed of any events nearby.
Even if nothing is due to happen, don't forget to inform staff.
Your staff should be OK to arrive at their normal time.
Monitor web sites and keep an eye on SKY NEWS.

WEBSITES (these will be updated throughout the day)

Met Police website HYPERLINK "" \n

Westminster Council HYPERLINK "" \n

City Police website HYPERLINK "" \n



Display the following 3 comments

  1. Why SKY? — mayler
  2. "17:00 possible dispersal" — know we know...
  3. Covent Garden — evil-G