Kids at Greta Thunberg’s Bristol rally risk being CRUSHED warn police as thousands prepare to take day off school – The Sun

PARENTS have been warned an eco rally attended by Greta Thunberg could be unsafe for kids because of its size.

Cops said it is possible protesters could be hurt by falling or being crushed with thousands expected to hear the teen climate activist speak.

The Swedish climate change campaigner, 17, is due to address the event before protesters march around the city centre.

She will also visit a 50ft high mural of herself painted by a local artist.

It advised people to make their own safety arrangements.

They also warned of “major disruption” due to the Bristol Youth Strike 4 Climate event today.

The local council and Avon and Somerset Police said: “The event has grown so large that the usual controls may not be adequate."

"Parents are responsible for their children. The council and police are not responsible for unsupervised children.

"In terms of big crowds, there is the potential for trips, slips, falls and crushing.

"Please do not underestimate the scale of this protest."

They said that some roads would be closed by the council in order to reduce the risk of harm to motorists, pedestrians and protesters.

The activist is expected to give a speech on College Green in the city centre at 11am.

Thousands of young people across the country have expressed an interest in going to the event. A previous rally in Hamburg saw 60,000 people turn up to see her.


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.

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