Severity: Warning Alert

Civil Unrest: Activists to protest COVID-19 restrictions in Trieste, Italy from 1900 Sept. 11. Increased security, localized transport disruptions likely.

Alert Begins 11 Sep 2020 12:01 AM UTC
Alert Expires 11 Sep 2020 11:59 PM UTC

  • Event: Demonstration
  • Location(s): Piazza Unita d'Italia, Trieste (map)
  • Start Time/Date: 1900 Sept. 11
  • Impact: Increased security, localized disruptions likely.

Summary
Activists in Trieste plan to demonstrate Sept. 11 against any possible reimposition of any strict measures to combat the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Participants will gather at Piazza Unita d'Italia from 1900; attendance is likely to be in the hundreds.

Additional police will deploy to monitor and facilitate the demonstration. Large numbers of people and associated security measures will likely prompt localized transport disruptions around the protest site. Current COVID-19 measures in Italy place restrictions on public gatherings; police may attempt to shut down the protest if these participants are deemed to be in breach of these restrictions. The event is likely to proceed peacefully, though isolated clashes between police and demonstrators cannot be ruled out.

Advice
Avoid the demonstration as a routine security precaution and to mitigate associated disruptions. Heed instructions from security services and leave the area at the first sign of a confrontation. Allow extra time to reach destinations around Piazza Unita d'Italia the evening of Sept. 11.


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