Protest disruption 1&2 April

A number of protests have been organised in the City on April 1st and 2nd to coincide with the London G20 summit. There may be some general disruption to traffic depending on the size of the demonstrations. Based on advice from the Police, to minimise inconvenience and prevent any heightening of tensions you are advised on April 1st and 2nd to:

Avoid holding meetings with external visitors in London.

Travel to and from work on public transport.

Dress down.

Do not antagonise any protesters that you may meet.

Co-operate with the Police and security staff at all times.

For information, the main event will be four marches that will start at 11am from Liverpool St, Moorgate, Cannon Street and London Bridge. The marches will meet at the Bank of England at 12 noon for a picnic.

Other protests are planned at certain locations such as RBS’s offices in Bishopsgate and the ExCel conference centre. The theme is “G20 Meltdown/Financial Fools Day” highlighting the current financial and economic crisis.

The Police believe the protests will be peaceful and that for the City it will be business as usual.

You will see a larger that normal Police presence during this period. We will continue to liaise and co-operate with the Police in the run up to, and during these events. Any additional advice we receive from the Police will be made available.

Heard they were brining in trucks of sand and their kids to have a beach day in town !