Security: Civic activists protesting in Glasgow, UK, from 1730 Jan. 6. Increased security and localized disruptions likely.

Severity: Warning Alert

This alert affects Glasgow, Scotland

This alert began 06 Jan 2020 18:41 GMT and is scheduled to expire 06 Jan 2020 23:59 GMT.

  • Event: Demonstration
  • Location: Glasgow (map)
  • Start Time/Date: 1730 Jan. 6
  • Impact: Increased security, localized transportation disruptions

Summary
Civic activists are holding a protest in Glasgow Jan. 6. Participants began gathering near Buchanan Street Steps at 1730 to protest a perceived escalation toward war with Iran.

Attendance will likely be in the low hundreds for the duration of the event. Police deployed additional resources in affected areas to monitor and facilitate the protest. Large numbers of people and associated crowd-control measures, including road closures and movement restrictions, will likely result in localized transport disruptions. Clashes remain unlikely but possible.

Advice
Avoid all demonstrations as a routine security precaution and to mitigate associated disruptions. Leave the area at the first sign of a confrontation.

Related Advice: Tips for reducing your vulnerability in the event of civil unrest.