Chicago Event and Demonstration Activity: January 15 to January 31, 2023

In partnership with our cross-sector public safety agencies, Titan Security is monitoring the following anticipated special event and protest activities in or near the Chicago Loop. Additionally, we are monitoring any protest activity related to the release of a video of the incident in Memphis, Tennessee, where five former police officers have now been charged with 2nd degree murder in the death of Tyre Nichols.

Demonstrations and Events

  • Friday, January 20 at 12:00pm: 230 S Dearborn Street (Federal Plaza), Group will gather for their cause “Biden Declare a Climate Emergency and Stop Line 5”
  • Sunday, January 22 at 2:00pm: 419 N Michigan (Brickhouse Memorial), Group will gather for their cause “Freedom for Political Prisoners. Freedom for Navalny”
  • Thursday, January 26 at 1:00pm: 455 N Cityfront (Indian Embassy), Group will gather for their cause “Release the Sikh Political Prisoners in Indian Jails”
  • Friday, January 27, 5:00pm to 7:00pm: Various non-Loop locations including 3510 S Michigan (CPD HQ), Groups will gather for causes related to death of Tyre Nichols (see below)
  • Saturday, January 28 at 1:00pm: 840 E Grand (Navy Pier Ballroom), Group will gather for their event “Global Connections: Lunar New Year Presented by ComEd”
  • Sunday, January 29 at 2:00pm: E Ida B Wells/S Michigan, Group will gather for their cause “Emergency Protest: #JeninMassacre Glory to our Martyrs”
  • Monday, January 30 at 6:00pm: 230 S Dearborn (Federal Plaza), Group will gather for their cause “Emergency Action! Justice for Tyre Nichols, Manuel โ€œTortuguitaโ€ Teron, and Keenan Anderson”

Protests or Demonstrations Related to Tyre Nichols Video

Titan Security has continued to monitor the situation in Memphis, Tennessee, where five former police officers have now been charged with 2nd degree murder in the death of Tyre Nichols. A video of the incident is anticipated to be released to the public on Friday, January 27. Several small demonstrations took place over the weekend, including at Chicago Public Safety Headquarters (3510 S Michigan). A group will also gather at Federal Plaza on Monday, January 30 (see above).

In an abundance of caution, the Chicago Police Department (CPD) has taken a number of proactive steps, including assigning extra personnel to the central business district and to retail corridors, and alerting officers to possible 12-hour shift assignments.

This page on the Titan website will be updated as new developments regarding any protest activity is reported.

Notes/Analysis

  • Although the tempo of protest activity has slowed with the winter season, we continue to see short-notice events related to international developments in Iran, Israel, and Ukraine

Safety Tips Near/During Protests

  • 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 โ€œSee Something, Say Something.โ€ For life-threatening emergencies, call 911. To report suspicious activity, call 855-RPRT-2-S4 (855-777-8274).

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