Security: Activists plan rally in Newark, New Jersey, US, Jan. 6, following the killing of Iranian military leader in Iraq Jan. 3.

Severity: Warning Alert

This alert affects Newark, New Jersey.

This alert began 06 Jan 2020 18:25 GMT and is scheduled to expire 07 Jan 2020 05:00 GMT.

  • Event: Planned protest
  • Location: Newark, New Jersey (map)
  • Start Time/Date: 1500 Jan. 6
  • Impact: Increased security, localized traffic disruptions

Summary
Activists belonging to the Democratic Socialists of America movement plan to rally in Newark, New Jersey, Jan. 6. Protesters will gather 1500-1800 at 858 Broad Street, the location of a US Army Recruiting Station. Participants oppose the recent escalation of the conflict between the US and Iran following the US killing of Iranian Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani and several prominent Iraqi Shi'a militia leaders, including Abu Mahdi al-Mohandis, near Baghdad International Airport (BGW) in Iraq early Jan. 3. The rally is likely to be well-attended.

Police are likely to deploy to monitor the rally and mitigate security disturbances. Localized traffic disruptions are likely near the rally site.

Advice
Avoid the protest as a standard security precaution. Allow additional time for travel near the rally location in Newark, Jan. 6.

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