Location:  United Kingdom (Countrywide)

Event:  Media report various planned demonstrations are expected to take place throughout the United Kingdom on November 11 & 12.  Protests are planned throughout central London, Edinburgh, and various other cities.  Metropolitan Police indicate a planned march and demonstration will follow a route that includes a stop at the U.S. Embassy on Saturday, November 11.  The Embassy has instructed Embassy personnel to avoid the Embassy on Saturday, November 11, due to the demonstration.

U.S. citizens are encouraged to avoid areas of demonstrations and to always exercise caution within the vicinity of demonstrations or if caught in a demonstration.  Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and possibly escalate to violence.  Do not attempt to drive or walk through a demonstration.  Road closures and transportation services may be impacted over the weekend, U.S. citizens are encouraged to monitor local transportation information and coordinate travel routes accordingly.

Planned demonstrations include but are not limited to:

Date: Saturday, November 11, 2023
Time: 1200 Local Time (Assembly at Hyde Park)
Route:  Hyde Park – U.S. Embassy – Battersea Park
Demonstration Organizer:  Stop the War Coalition – National Demonstration for Palestine
Estimated Number of Participants:  100,000+

Demonstrations in London can often attract large crowds at popular tourist destinations, such as Parliament Square, Westminster, and associated bridges.

Date: Saturday, November 11, 2023
Time: 12:00-17:00 Local Time
Demonstration Organizer:  Scottish Palestine Solidarity Campaign
Location:  Edinburgh (12 noon at Waverly bridge and could potentially extend to areas near the U.S. Consulate in Edinburgh), Glasgow (1 pm at Buchanan Steps), Dundee (2 pm at Dundee City Centre), Aberdeen (2 pm at Westburn Park), Forres (2 pm at High Street), Dunfermline (2 pm at the Mercator Cross)

Actions to Take:

  • Be aware of your surroundings
  • Review your personal security plans
  • Monitor local media for updates
  • Avoid crowds
  • Enroll in Safe Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive travel and security updates


U.S. Embassy London, United Kingdom
33 Nine Elms Lane
London, UK SW11 7US
+44 (0) 207-499-9000
from U.S.: 011 44 (0)20 7499-9000

Consulate General Belfast
+44 (0) 28 9038-6100

U.S. Consulate General Edinburgh
+44 (0) 131 556-8315

State Department – Consular Affairs
888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444
United Kingdom Country Information

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