New York City Protest Alert

17 July 2019


Situation:

The New York City Department of Justice ruled Tuesday that no charges would be filed

against the cop who strangled Eric Garner to death on 17 July 2014. Protests were held

Tuesday night in response to the ruling with more planned today and over the next 11 days

as advocates have vowed to shut the city down with their actions and civil disobedience.


Wednesday, July 17:

  • Beginning at noon, supporters gathered at 202 Bay Street, the store front where Garner died

  • 4pm – a youth-led rally and march (route not given) starting at Manhatten’s Foley Square

  • 6pm – a demonstration planned at Staten Island’s St. George Terminal


Thursday, July 18:

  • Advocates to meet at the Gracie Mansion to unveil plans for next 11 days as supports have vowed to “shut the city down” with protests and blockades at locations that receive city funding.


Possible Effects:

  • Increased security presence

  • Disrupted modes of transportation

  • Increases in traffic, especially near protest sites

  • Roads blocked by protestors with little to no notice

  • Protests which have the possibility of turning violent


Mitigating Factors to Apply:

  • Avoid all protests, demonstrations, and large crowds, which have the possibility of turning violent

  • Allow extra time for travel

  • Monitor local and social media for updates



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Disclaimer: LSDS gathers information from multiple sources and offers insight and perspective to travelers. Sources cannot be validated for accuracy in every instance. Travelers assume all risk associated with their travel and are responsible for the decisions associated with travel and for their own safety. Users of this reference document agree, to hold harmless LSDS (LLC) its employees and clients associated with any risk or injury incurred during travel.

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