Community Alerts

Notice of Protest Activity: April 6–22, 2021

We have received information indicating multiple public gatherings and protests scheduled for Tuesday, April 6th through Thursday, April 22nd. 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.”

Wednesday, April 7th, 2021

  • 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)

Thursday, April 8th, 2021

  • 5:30 pm at 230 S Dearborn (Federal Plaza). The group will gather for their cause “Recovery Recess – Rally to Demand Democracy: Fighting for the Freedom to Vote!”

Sunday, April 11th, 2021

  • 10:30 am at 801 S Loomis (Arrigo Park). The group will gather for their cause “Save Columbus, Save Chicago Arrigo Park Rally.”
  • 12:00 pm at 700 N Michigan (Saks Fifth Avenue). The group will gather for their cause “Saks Fifth Avenue Fur Protest.”
  • 1:00 pm at 230 S Dearborn (Federal Plaza). The group will gather for their cause “Chicago Farmers Protest – Rally to Support Indian Farmers.”

Friday, April 16th, 2021

  • 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.”

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!”

Thursday, April 22nd, 2021

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

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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