Scandinavian foreign ministries issues travel warning to London


Tuesday, 09 August 2011
Finnish Foreign Ministry is one of the Scandinavian government department issued travel warning to the UK as the riots in Britain spreads.

Finnish Embassy in London warns travellers to the city to avoid riots areas or signs of rioting.
“If you end up in a troubled place, you should get away from there as soon as possible,” advised the Finnish embassy on Tuesday.
It is not recommended to take photos of rioters on the ground as photographers have been aggressively treated. The embassy also urges travellers to comply with local media.


There have been riots in several areas in London. The Embassy reminds nonetheless that the centre and the most popular tourist destinations have been quiet. Also outside London have limited riots occurred.
Even Germany has today issued a travel warning and warned prospective German travellers of riots.
Swedish foreign office also urges Swedes to follow the ongoing news reports about the unrest and violence in the city. The call is especially true in the affected districts of Tottenham, Enfield, Brixton and Walthamstow, writes the Swedish Embassy in London on its website.

Riot broke out in the poor neighbourhood of Tottenham in London when protesters initially peacefully protested when the police could not provide an explanation to the killing of a 29 year old black man.
It later turned out that the man was shot by the police in cold blood and initial reports that the police was retuning fire turned out to be false after an investigation by the police complaints authority.

The unrest has even spread to several other cities and at least 600 people have been arrested.
Several English League Cup matches in the soccer is cancelled due to riots. Where as England's international against Holland tomorrow will be cancelled and other major events in London will be moved.
By Team

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