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27 Nov 2020 | 05:42 AM UTC

Germany: Activists block bridge and disrupt travel in Hamburg November 27

Environmental activists block bridge and disrupt overland travel in vicinity amid demonstration in Hamburg on November 27; anticipate localized disruptions, avoid all protests

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DEU

Event

The Köhlbrand Bridge in the port area of Hamburg is reportedly blocked due to activists protesting on Friday, November 27, against government action on climate change. Dozens of activists stormed the entrance to the bridge from Breslauer Strasse from 10:00 (local time). Reports indicate they stood in front of trucks and unrolled banners. Police were deployed to the area and the bridge has been closed off to traffic; disruptions were reported in Wilhelmsburg, Waltershof, and the port. Environmental activists associated with the Extinction Rebellion (XR) movement are protesting with an aim to disrupt the movement of goods.

Localized overland disruptions in the vicinity of the rally should be expected in the coming hours. A heightened security presence has been reported, clashes between protesters and security personnel are possible. 

Advice

Those in Hamburg are advised to avoid the vicinity of any demonstration as a precaution, monitor developments, anticipate transportation and associated disruptions, and adhere to all instructions issued by local authorities.

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