The following has been provided by BOMA/Chicago:
Demonstrations and protest marches in the Central Business are expected in observance of “Tax Day” on Saturday, April 15. In addition to usual Tax Day protest activities, organizers are also looking to use the day to demand that President Trump release his taxes. This will likely make the area around Trump Hotel at 401 N. Michigan a focal point of the activity. A forecast for warm weather is likely to contribute to the crowd size.
The main protest/march is set to begin at Daley Plaza 50 W. Washington at 11:00 a.m. The march will step off following a rally and speeches. For social media information see the link below:
The anticipated route is:
- East on Randolph to State
- North on State to Wacker
- East on Wacker to Wabash
- East on Wacker
- End across from 401 N. Wabash – Trump Tower
Be advised that this route is subject to change.
The event is expected to conclude at 2:30 p.m. However, recent protest events have resulted in protest activity lasting throughout the day and into the evening, particularly on weekends and with warm weather.
While the focus of Saturday’s activity will be on taxes, the organizers have stated that all groups are welcome and encouraged to demonstrate regarding other policies of the Trump administration. This may bring individuals and groups protesting or advocating for a variety of causes into the Central Business District.
Although organizers have worked with City officials to ensure a peaceful and orderly demonstration, authorities in Chicago and other cities have observed increased efforts by small groups of agitators and anarchists to use large rallies as cover to conduct violent acts and damage property. Building security personnel should be vigilant for this activity and should check the building perimeter to remove or secure any items that may be used to cause damage.
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).
Demonstration Building Security Preparedness Checklist – Click Here
BOMA/Chicago Best Practices Guide for Civil Unrest/Disturbances/Protests – Click Here
Building Security Best Practices for Protests – Click Here