Operation Yellowhammer: Police preparing for civil unrest and major protests

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - MAY 1: Riot Police charge protesters at Whitehall in central London after violence broke out near a Mcdonalds fast food restaurant during a May Day anti-capitalist rally 01 May 2000. Protesters had already attacked police with bottles and bricks prior to their charge. (Photo credit should read HUGO PHILPOTT/AFP/Getty Images)
The papers say an increase in ‘public disorder’ is probably going as ‘community tensions’ worsen (Picture: AFP)

An increase in riots, nationwide protests and crime may sweep the nation if the leaves the EU and not using a deal, reveal authorities papers.

Police assets can be additional stretched as forces ramp up preparations for major civil unrest following the UK’s deliberate departure on October 31.

The authorities’s Operation Yellowhammer paperwork, revealed final night time, reveal the 20 ‘worst case scenarios’ within the occasion of a no-deal Brexit.

A lower in recent meals provides, drugs shortages, disruption on the border and an increase in power costs may wreak havoc throughout the nation, reveal the papers.

National safety is a degree of concern, with the Home Office predicting an increase in ‘community tensions’ because the nation continues to be additional divided over views on .

‘Significant amounts of police resource’ can be used to calm public dysfunction, the five-page doc provides.

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 08: Riot police hold their line in front ofk a burning car during clashes with rioters and looters in Clarence Road, Hackney on August 8, 2011 in London, England. Pockets of rioting and looting continues to take place in various boroughs of London this evening, as well as in Birmingham, prompted by the initial rioting in Tottenham and then in Brixton on Sunday night. It has been announced that the Prime Minister David Cameron and his family are due to return home from their summer holiday in Tuscany, Italy to respond to the rioting. Disturbances broke out late on Saturday night in Tottenham and the surrounding area after the killing of Mark Duggan, 29 and a father-of-four, by armed police in an attempted arrest on August 4. (Photo by Daniel Christian/Getty Images)
Police assets could possibly be severely strained to calm civil unrest (Picture: Getty)

The paperwork state: ‘Protests and counter-protests will happen throughout the UK and could take up important quantities of police useful resource.



‘There may also be a rise in public disorder and community tensions.’

The revelation comes after 1000’s took to the streets to carry a week-long protest towards the prime minister’s choice to prorogue parliament – a transfer opposition MPs stated was executed to drive by a no-deal Brexit.

Concerns have already been raised over stretched police assets, as rising numbers of officers are wanted at Dover to assist take care of disruption and delays on the border.

What does Operation Yellowhammer warn of?

  • Three months of disruption at Channel crossings
  • Two-and-a-half day delays for lorries getting into the UK
  • Immigration delays for UK vacationers heading to Europe
  • Rise in protests and public dysfunction
  • Disruption to gas provides
  • ‘Significant’ electrical energy worth rises
  • ‘Severe extended delays’ to drugs provides
  • Animal illness outbreaks
  • Reduction in provides of recent meals
  • Supermarket worth rises
  • Panic-buying
  • Lack of fresh water attributable to failure in provide of chemical compounds
  • Breakdown in sharing of legislation enforcement knowledge with EU nations
  • Gibraltar not ready sufficient
  • Fishing wars between UK and EU vessels
  • Hard border in Ireland



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