There are a number of events taking place between the above dates across Central London which may impact on normal business operations.
1130hrs (Parallel Event): UK UNCUT will stage a protest called ‘Who wants to evict a millionaire’. Facebook shows 436 Going, 175 Maybe and 3,230 Invited. Protesters will assemble at King’s Cross Station and make their way to an unknown location.
1330hrs - 1800hrs: Trafalgar Sq: ‘Pony Party YAY’. This event was initially posted on Facebook as a Thatcher Death Celebration party. Facebook showed 57 Going, 22 Maybe and 1,285 Invited.
1500hrs (Annual Event): Loyalist March from Old Bailey to St Paul’s concluding at Smithfield Market.
1800hrs: The Big Party, Trafalgar Sq. Class War has indicated that they will hold a gathering in Trafalgar Square. It is possible that attendees from ‘UK Uncut Evict a Millionaire’ event will attend and swell numbers.
Various times: There are expected to be demonstrations on Saturday connected to the Welfare Reform Act. It is thought likely that these will now be connected. The Welfare reform Act demonstration has been advertised as including an ‘Evict a Millionaire’ event. The venue of this is unknown. Last year Deputy PM Nick Clegg was targeted and a protest held outside his house. It is likely that this year a similar person will be selected.
Millwall v Wigan1715hrs kick off FA Cup Semi Final at Wembley. Millwall fans expected around London Bridge area pre match.
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Brentford v Portsmouth 1500hrs kick off
Leyton Orient v MK Dons 1500hrs kick off
AFC Wimbledon v Exeter City 1500hrs kick off
Dag & Red v Oxford United1500hrs kick off
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FA Cup Semi Final at Wembley
There will be a dress rehearsal for the funeral procession taking place between the Strand and St Pauls Cathedral. This should be concluded before the start of the working day.
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Early hours: The funeral of Baroness Thatcher will take place today. Road closures will start early and the route is publicised across several websites. Large numbers may attend, which may include some protest groups.
The procession will leave in a hearse from the Houses of Parliament along Whitehall, into Trafalgar Square and along the Strand. At St Clement Danes Church the ceremonial procession will start and follow a route through the City of London to St Pauls Cathedral. The service will start at 11am and is open to invited guests only. The service will be attended by HM The Queen and other dignitaries so a security operation will be in place.
Road closures will remain in place and it is not know at this stage when they will be lifted.
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The Metropolitan Police Service, The City of London Police and British Transport Police are fully aware of the potential impact of such a significant number of events taking place so close together on the local business community. We have an appropriate and proportionate policing plan in place.
We are working closely with organisers where available and are attempting to engage with any protest group to facilitate the events taking place.
You will notice an increase in the number of police officers in and around Central London over the next week. This is part of the preparation for this event and should not be cause for alarm. Please contact your local safer neighborhoods’ team if you have any concerns.
Whilst a robust policing plan is in place you can help to manage your business by taking a few sensible precautions. The following points are a list of considerations and are by no means exhaustive.
The police are constantly monitoring the situation and there is no intelligence as yet to suggest any buildings or companies will be targeted. It may however, be prudent to review some of the suggestions below should there be a protest at your business premises.