Greta Thunberg’s UK rally could grow so large that standard safety measures to protect demonstrators ‘may not be adequate’, police and local officials warn
Climate activist Greta Thunberg will address a large-scale protest in
BristolThe City Council and police warned the public not to underestimate its size Officials warned children may not be safe at the Youth Strike 4 Climate protest
Children may not be safe at a large-scale protest to be addressed by climate change campaigner Greta Thunberg tomorrow, the authorities have warned.
In a joint statement Bristol City Council and Avon and Somerset Police cautioned the public: ‘Do not underestimate the scale of this protest.’
It said officials are expecting the event to be ‘significantly larger’ than any other protests in the past year.
Because of this, measures usually put into place to ensure safety ‘may not be adequate, especially for primary school children’, the statement added.
Children may not be safe at a large-scale protest to be addressed by climate change campaigner Greta Thunberg tomorrow, the authorities have warned
As a result, parents have been urged to ‘consider their arrangements carefully’ and ‘make their own informed decisions’.
Miss Thunberg is expected to give a speech on College Green in the centre of Bristol at 11am before joining a Youth Strike 4 Climate protest march around the city.