Community Alerts

Notice of Protest Activity: April 16–23, 2021

We have received information indicating multiple public gatherings and protests scheduled for Friday, April 16th through Friday, April 23rd. Tentative info for the protest activity is listed below:

Scheduled Protests/Assemblies

Ongoing Protests through April

  • Unknown time at 110 N Carpenter (McDonald’s HQ). The group will gather for their cause “Don’t Be McFooled. Stop Systemic Racism.”

Friday, April 16th, 2021

  • 9:00 am at 69 W Washington (Cook County Building). The group will gather for their cause “Demand Kim Foxx Reopen Michael Wesley Case Murdered by Chicago Police Department in 2013.”
  • 12:00 pm at 50 W Washington (Daley Plaza). The group will gather for their cause “7-year Anniversary House/EDM Peace Rally.”
  • 5:00 pm at 230 S Dearborn (Federal Plaza). The group will gather for their cause “End Student Loan Debt Protest.”

Saturday, April 17th, 2021

  • 12:00 pm at 401 N Wabash (Trump Tower). The group will gather for their cause “Chicago Trump Flag Wave/Rally and March.”

Sunday, April 18th, 2021

  • 2:30 pm at a TBD location. The group will gather for their cause “Stop Killing Us: Protest & Rally.”

Tuesday, April 20th, 2021

  • Approximate date of Floyd/Chauvin verdict announcement; expect short-notice events (including “Verdict Action: Chauvin Murder Trial” expected in Federal Plaza).

Wednesday, April 21st, 2021

  • 9:00 am at 100 W Randolph (Thompson Center). The group will gather for their cause “Pass the People’s Ordinance!”
  • 11:15 am at 1200 S Lake Shore (Shedd Aquarium) to 100 W Randolph (Thompson Center). The group will gather for their cause “We Want to Work Drive-By Protest for 10,000 Jobs!” (Weekly protest on Wednesdays).

Friday, April 23rd, 2021

  • 5:00 pm at 230 S Dearborn (Federal Plaza). The group will gather for their cause “Verdict Action: Chauvin Murder Trial.”

Safety Tips:

  • 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
  • If you see an unattended bag, alert police as quickly as possible

Additional Resources:

  • Demonstration Building Security Preparedness Checklist – Click Here
  • BOMA/Chicago Best Practices Guide for Civil Unrest/Disturbances/Protests – Click Here

As always, if you “See 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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