Warning by DFA to avoid areas of England during riots

Anyone travelling from Mayo to England this week has been advised by the Department of Foreign Affairs to avoid certain areas due to the riots.

The Department of Foreign Affairs’ website warns: “travellers are advised to avoid areas where civil unrest is occurring and follow any instructions issued by the police and local authorities.”

The DFA list areas affected by the unrest, in London — “parts of Oxford Circus, Tottenham, Hackney, Peckham, Lewisham, Clapham Junction, Brixton, Ealing Broadway, West Ealing, Northfields and Croydon. Civil unrest has also been reported in Birmingham, Bristol and Liverpool.”

Those travelling in the UK are also warned that “disruptions to traffic and public transport in areas worst affected can be expected and should be planned for accordingly to minimise inconvenience.”

As for Irish citizens living in any affected areas, they “should be vigilant, monitor local media for current information and follow the advice of local authorities”.

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