Community Alerts

Notice of Protest Activity: July 21–August 7, 2021

We have received information indicating multiple public gatherings and protests scheduled for Wednesday, July 21st through Saturday, August 7th. Tentative info for the protest activity is listed below:

Scheduled Protests/Assemblies

Wednesday, July 21st, 2021

  • 9:00 am at 121 N LaSalle (City Hall). The group will gather for their cause “Treatment Not Trauma.”

Friday, July 23rd, 2021

  • 10:00 am at 625 N Michigan (British Consulate). The group will gather for their cause “Free Nnamdi Kanu Free Biafra.”

Saturday, July 24th, 2021

  • 11:00 am at 230 S Dearborn (Federal Plaza). The group will gather for their cause “March for Medicare for All (M4A).”*
  • 12:00 pm at 230 S Dearborn (Federal Plaza). The group will gather for their cause “Abolish ICE / No More Kids in Cages / Biden Close the Camps.”

Sunday, July 25th to August 1st, 2021

  • This will take place at various locations and the group will gather for their cause “Animal Activism Mentorship.”**

Wednesday, July 28th, 2021

  • 9:30 am at 42 W Madison (CPS Headquarters). The group will gather for their cause “We Want Our Children Safe!”

Friday, July 30th, 2021

  • 6:00 pm at 50 W Washington (Daley Plaza). The group will gather for their cause “Chicago Critical Mass Bicycle Caravan.”

Saturday, July 31st, 2021

  • 4:00 pm at 401 N Wabash (Trump Tower). The group will gather for their cause “Save Our Children March (QAnon Affiliated).”
  • 6:00 pm at 201 E Randolph (Millennium Park). The group will gather for their cause “Lollapalooza: No Justice, No Peace.”***

Saturday, August 7th, 2021

  • 12:00 pm at 39 W 47th Street. The group will gather/march for their cause “Shutdown Our Dan Ryan w/1000 Protestors: We Get No Justice.”****


* = Multiple sponsoring groups; location has changed to Federal Plaza, with moderate attendance indicated by online responses

** = Animal rights activists planning multiple small-scale protests during week – including 07/29 at 111 E Chicago and 1100 N State

*** = Lollapalooza runs from 07/29 to 08/01 in Grant Park; anticipate various small protests around the periphery of the event; link to PDF of street closures below

**** = Protest has potential to disrupt traffic entering/exiting Loop; previous events by this organizer have had underwhelming attendance

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
  • NotifyChicago Notification System – Click Here
  • City of Chicago Emergency Guidance for Evacuation and Shelter-In-Place – Click Here
  • Lollapalooza 2021 Street Closures – 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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