The President of The United States will be visiting the UK on 13 July 2018. There will be a number marches and rallies taking place on 12, 13 and 14 July.
Thursday 12 July:
A rally will take place under the collective of “Together against Trump.” This rally will take place at approximately 5:30pm in the vicinity of Hanover Gate, Regent’s Park. An estimate of numbers cannot be provided at present.
Friday 13 July:
A march and rally will take place also by the collective “Women’s March.” This rally is a march against the visit and will form up in Portland Place from 11:00am, moving off at 12:30pm to Oxford Circus, Regent Street, Haymarket, Trafalgar Square, Whitehall finishing with a rally in Parliament Square between 2:00pm – 4:00pm. Organisers anticipate very significant numbers. Please note, timings may vary. Thousands of people are anticipated for this event.
A second march, “Together against Trump” also against the visit will form up at 2:00pm, in Portland Place, and move off at 3:00pm along same route, where they will march to Trafalgar Square for a rally between 5:00pm and 7:00pm. Organisers anticipate very significant numbers. Please note, timings may vary.
Saturday 14 July:
A “Pro Trump” rally and march will take place, marching from the US Embassy to Parliament Square via Vauxhall Bridge and Millbank. This rally will commence at 10:00am ending at 2:00pm with thousands anticipated. Details are subject to change and further confirmation. There are also separate rallies planned in Whitehall and Parliament Square. From 1:00pm to 7:00pm.
MPS Advice for your Businesses
- Consider contingency plans to mitigate impact, e.g. delivery dates, working from home, removing street furniture
- Review access control to buildings and accreditation of personnel to prevent unauthorised access
- Report any suspicious activity to police either 999 or 101
- Register for Cross-sector Security and Safety Communications via CSSC www.thecssc.com
Further information and details of future engagement events will be circulated over the coming weeks, and online links are also available on the Met Website (www.met.police.uk) with advice including:
Safeguarding your business:
- In the days leading up to the event, ensure all employees are fully briefed
- Your premises should have a strong, visible management presence who should identify themselves to the police in the event of any trespassing or damage
- Security officers, where possible, should be highly visible
- All staff should remain vigilant and report any suspicious activity to security and/or the police
- Ensure all members of staff are fully aware of any emergency and evacuation procedures.
- Minimise the number of entry points to your premises
- Ensure that the outside areas are clear of debris, dustbins, ladders or tools and equipment
- Check that your emergency equipment, grab bags, first aid supplies and walkie-talkies are in place, easy to get to and working properly. Advisable to test them beforehand
- Check and test building security and emergency systems
- Ensure CCTV coverage is fully operational and can provide the highest recording resolution possible
- If your building has scaffolding erected or is in close proximity of scaffolding, let your security staff know.