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Police warn of 'inadequate safety' at Greta Thunberg protest

16 comments, 358 views, posted 12:21 pm 27/02/2020 in Nature by REALITY
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Greta Thunberg tweeted over the weekend that she would be taking part in the city's youth protest

Police are warning parents a Bristol protest Greta Thunberg is due to join has "grown so large" it is unlikely usual safety measures will be adequate.

Avon and Somerset Police say they expect thousands of people at the Bristol Youth Strike 4 Climate on College Green on Friday to hear the 17-year-old climate activist speak.

The force said there was "potential for trips, slips, falls and crushing".

Parents and carers were advised to make their own safety arrangements.

The Swedish climate change campaigner tweeted over the weekend that she would be taking part in the city's youth protest.

But in a letter addressed to parents of school-age children, Supt Andy Bennett said the force was "unable to accurately predict how large this event will be".

"Social media has gone viral with interest which leads me to believe it will be thousands of people," he wrote.

"We have confirmation of people travelling from across the UK by car, bus, coach and train.

"I am told in Hamburg approximately 60,000 came to see Greta speak. Whilst I am not suggesting it will be this big, you can see the scale of the potential attendance."

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The first school strike in Bristol took place in February last year

He said the event had been advertised promising areas suitable for both primary school children and disabled people but as a "large-scale organic" event, he said that would "probably be unachievable".

"In terms of big crowds, they are dynamic in nature and there is the potential for trips, slips, falls and crushing," he warned parents.

"The event has grown so large that the usual controls, stewarding and safety measures that are routinely put in place are unlikely to be scaled up adequately."

He added Park Street and the city centre would also be closed to "try and mitigate the risks associated with a crowd too large for the College Green open space".

According to one of the protest's organisers, Greta had originally planned to visit London, but as the area planned for the protest in the capital was too small organisers had recommended Bristol instead.

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Artist Jody Thomas painted a mural of Ms Thunberg in Bristol last year

Two years ago, the teenage activist started missing lessons most Fridays to protest outside the Swedish parliament building, in what turned out to be the beginning of a huge environmental movement.

She has become a leading voice for action on climate change, inspiring millions of students to join protests around the world.

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4
12:22 pm 27/02/2020

REALITY

Fuck the Coronavirus lets, have a protest.

3
1:03 pm 27/02/2020

Flee

im not sure what it is about her, but he face instantly makes me think she is "special"

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1:56 pm 27/02/2020

tamsnod27

Quote by Flee:
im not sure what it is about her, but he face instantly makes me think she is "special"

She is on the autism spectrum, so you are not wrong

3
2:42 pm 27/02/2020

Flee

maybe that is it, but its more like her eyes give me a thought of "youre not all there, are you?". like developmental issues, like she is 17 but has the mentality/capacity of a 8-10 year old.

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3:47 pm 27/02/2020

mynameis

Quote by Flee:
maybe that is it, but its more like her eyes give me a thought of "youre not all there, are you?". like developmental issues, like she is 17 but has the mentality/capacity of a 8-10 year old.


She's 17?... I thought 13.

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4:16 pm 27/02/2020

Flee


Quote by REALITY:
Avon and Somerset Police say they expect thousands of people at the Bristol Youth Strike 4 Climate on College Green on Friday to hear the 17-year-old climate activist speak.


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12:41 am 28/02/2020

elsels

By virtue of being on the spectrum, she is really much younger mentally. She is smart, but naive, easily taken advantage. Angers me that her parents are not protecting her.

4
2:57 am 28/02/2020

Quaektem

Not only not protecting her, from some accounts abusing her to push their agenda.

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12:49 pm 28/02/2020

Flee

Quote by elsels:
By virtue of being on the spectrum, she is really much younger mentally. She is smart, but naive, easily taken advantage. Angers me that her parents are not protecting her.


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1:52 pm 28/02/2020

marksyzm

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1:57 pm 28/02/2020

elsels

That is funny!

1
2:07 pm 28/02/2020

REALITY

Smile for the Camera Greta ..

2
2:13 pm 28/02/2020

marksyzm

Didn't you stand out a bit in that crowd, Jon?

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2:24 pm 28/02/2020

REALITY

Quote by marksyzm:
Didn't you stand out a bit in that crowd, Jon?


.....pff.........goes back to adding droplets

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3:07 pm 28/02/2020

marksyzm

Quote by REALITY:
.....pff.........goes back to adding droplets


Aha, now you get why I use those

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3:18 pm 28/02/2020

tricpe

Quote by marksyzm:
Didn't you stand out a bit in that crowd, Jon?

So, that's what he looks like. For a moment there I thought that was Banksy!

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