Chicago Special Events and Protests: April 1 to April 15, 2024

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

Anticipated Events and Demonstrations

  • Wednesday, April 3 at 9:45am: 121 N LaSalle (City Hall), Group will gather for their cause “Rally for the Clean & Affordable Buildings Ordinance”
  • Wednesday, April 3 at 3:00pm: 50 W Washington (Daley Plaza), Group will gather for their cause “SEIU: New Contract for Our Members”
  • Thursday, April 4 at 8:30am: 219 S Dearborn (Dirksen Federal Bldg), Group will gather for their cause “Rally in Support of Anthony Gay at His Appeal Hearing”
  • Friday, April 5 at 4:30pm: 500 W Madison (Israeli Consulate) to 50 W Washington (Daley Plaza), Group will gather/march for their cause “Chicago March for Al Quds”
  • Saturday, April 6 at 1:00pm: 230 S Dearborn (Federal Plaza), Group will gather for their cause “Demand that President Biden Grant Work Permits to the Long-term Undocumented”
  • Saturday, April 6 at 1:00pm: 109 E Pearson (Water Tower Park), Group will gather for their cause “Chicago All Out for Palestine”
  • Sunday, April 7 at 2:30pm: 350 S Halsted to 150 N Halsted, Group will gather/march for their event “Hellenic Heritage Parade”
  • Monday, April 8 at 12:30pm: 1300 S DuSable Lake Shore (Adler Planetarium), Group will gather for their event “Eclipse Encounter 2024” *
  • Monday, April 8 at TBD: Location pending, Group will gather for their cause “Genocide Joe Not Welcome in Chicago” **
  • Saturday, April 13 at 9:00am: 300 S Ashland (Teamsters Offices), Group will gather for their event “March on DNC Conference 2024 Planning Session”
  • Sunday, April 14 at 11:00am: 330 N Wabash (AMA Headquarters), Group will gather for their cause “American Medical Association Board of Trustees Meeting: Minimal Speeches, Maximum Disruption”
  • Monday, April 15 at 3:00pm: 230 S Dearborn (Federal Plaza), Group will gather/march for this cause “All Out for Palestine” ***
  • Monday, April 15 at TBD: Locations pending, Group (s) may gather for their cause “Coordinated Economic Blockade to Free Palestine” ***
  • Ongoing: short-notice protests related to the conflict in Gaza are anticipated to continue, including localized traffic and transit disruptions

Notes/Analysis

* = Anticipate localized street closures for this indoor/outdoor event

** = President Joe Biden will be visiting Wisconsin and Illinois; evening Chicago location is anticipated to attract pro-Palestinian demonstrators

*** = Part of a call for multi-city protest activity; Multiple locations possible; Demonstrators may seek to disrupt traffic, transit, etc.

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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