Community Alerts

Notice of Protest Activity: January 15 – 26, 2021

We have received information indicating multiple public gatherings and protests scheduled for Friday, January 15th through Tuesday, January 26th. Tentative info for the protest activity is listed below:

Scheduled Protests/Assemblies

Friday, January 15th, 2021

  • 11:30 am at 1501 W Randolph (Union Park). The group will gather for their cause “Fast Food Workers Day of Action for $15/hour.”

Saturday, January 16th, 2021

  • 11:30 am at 230 S Dearborn (Federal Plaza). The group will gather for their cause “BLM Women of Faith March.”

Monday, January 18th, 2021

  • 11:00 am at 230 S Dearborn (Federal Plaza). The group will gather for their cause “MLK Day March and Rally for Anjanette Young.”
  • 12:00 pm at 230 S Dearborn (Federal Plaza). The group will gather for their cause “Trump Out Now! March and Car Caravan.”

Tuesday, January 19th, 2021

  • 4:00 pm at 230 S Dearborn (Federal Plaza). The group will gather for their cause “Inauguration Eve: Demand Real Change.”

Wednesday, January 20th, 2021

  • 12:00 – 4:00 pm at 100 W Randolph St (Thompson Center Food Court). The group will gather for their cause “America First – Biden’s Not My President.”

Thursday, January 21st, 2021

  • 10:00 am at 838 W Kinzie (City Hall Events) to 22 W Washington (CBS Studio). The group will gather for their cause “March for Reparations Chicago.”

Saturday, January 23rd, 2021

  • 12:00 pm at 825 N Carpenter (St. John Cantius) through the Chicago Loop. The group will gather for their cause “March For Life Chicago Car Caravan.”

Monday, January 25th, 2021

  • 5:00 pm at 230 S Dearborn (Federal Plaza). The group will gather for their cause “World Says No to War on Yemen! (Chicago).”

Tuesday, January 26th, 2021

  • 12:00 pm at 50 W Washington (Daley Plaza). The group will gather for their cause “Chicago Solidarity Protest in Farmers in India.”

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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