Chicago Demonstration and Special Event Activity: May 1 to May 15, 2024

In coordination with our cross-sector public safety partners, Titan Security is currently monitoring the following protests and events in or near the Chicago Loop.

Anticipated Protests and Events

  • Wednesday, May 1 at 11:00am: 201 E Randolph (Millennium Park), Group will gather for their event “Cloud Gate/The Bean Reopening”
  • Wednesday, May 1 at 6:00pm: 1501 W Randolph (Union Park), Group will gather/march for their cause “May Day Anarchist Parade”
  • Friday, May 3 at 11:30am: 500 N Kingsbury (East Bank Club), Group will gather for their cause “Protest Senator Durbin at East Bank Club”
  • Friday, May 3 at 5:00pm: 1135 S Michigan (Grant Skate Park), Group will gather for their event “Peaceful Skate for the Conflict in the Middle East”
  • Friday, May 3 at 6:00pm: 1501 W Randolph (Union Park), Group will gather for their cause “May Day for Palestine”
  • Saturday, May 4 at 8:00am: 700 S Columbus to 100 S Columbus, Group will gather/march for their event “Polish Constitution Day Parade”
  • Saturday, May 4 at 12:00pm: 201 E Randolph (Millennium Park), Group will gather/march for their cause “Revolutionary Internationalist May Day Rally”
  • Saturday, May 4 at 1:00pm: 230 S Dearborn (Federal Plaza), Group will gather for their cause “Mutual Aid Show of Force”
  • Sunday, May 5 at 8:00am: 400 N Michigan, Group will gather/march for their event “St Jude Memorial March”
  • Sunday, May 5 at TBD: Locations to be determined, Group may gather/drive for their event “Cinco De Mayo Car Caravan” *
  • Wednesday, May 8 at 5:00pm: 145 N Dearborn, Group will gather for their event “Doctors for Choice PAC” **
  • Wednesday, May 8 at 4:30pm: Central Loop hotel location, Group will gather for their event “Biden Campaign Fundraiser (POTUS In-Person)” **
  • Thursday, May 9 at 3:00pm: 111 S Michigan (Art Institute), Group will gather for their cause “Support Non-Tenure Track Faculty! Rally for a Fair Contract Now!”
  • Thursday, May 9 at 4:45pm: 50 W Washington (Daley Plaza) to 600 E Grand (Navy Pier), Group will gather/march for their event “Carry the Load Memorial Walk (Military Veterans)”
  • Friday, May 10, All Day Event: 609 S State (Columbia College), Group will gather for their event “Manifest 2024”
  • Saturday, May 11 at 12:45pm: 806 N Michigan (Water Tower), Group will gather for their cause “Be the Voice of Ukrainian Mothers”
  • Saturday, May 11 at 2:00pm: 50 W Washington (Daley Plaza), Group will gather for their cause “Unity in Adversity: Palestinian Flag Raising” ***
  • Sunday, May 12 at 11:30am: 806 N Michigan (Water Tower), Group will gather for their cause “Mothers in Mourning”
  • Tuesday, May 14 at 11:30am: 50 W Washington (Daley Plaza), Group will gather for their cause “Israeli Flag Raising” ***

Notes/Analysis

* = Afternoon/evening car gatherings likely; expect localized traffic disruptions

** = Fundraising event may attract protesters/counterprotesters

*** = Given current conflict in Middle East, these events are likely to attract protesters/counterprotesters

Event/Protest Best Practices

  • If you see something suspicious, report it
  • Carry water and stay hydrated
  • Choose a landmark to meet at in case you are separated from your group
  • Utilize the buddy system
  • Remain alert and be observant of surroundings
  • Leave any valuables at home
  • Do not jump any barricades
  • Secure handbags and wallets
  • Stay calm and pleasant
  • Follow your own instincts
  • Leave yourself room to move quickly

As always, if you β€œSee Something, Say Something.” For life-threatening emergencies, call 911. To report suspicious activity, call 855-RPRT-2-S4 (855-777-8274).

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