Severity: Warning Alert

Security: Activists plan to hold a protest in Annapolis, Md., US, April 18, to oppose COVID-19 related business restrictions in the state.

This alert affects Annapolis, Maryland

This alert began 17 Apr 2020 19:47 GMT and is scheduled to expire 18 Apr 2020 23:59 GMT.

  • Event: Protest
  • Location(s): Annapolis, Md. (map)
  • Date: April 18
  • Impact: Transport and business disruptions, heightened security

Summary
Members and supporters of the organization ReOpen Maryland plan to hold a protest in downtown Annapolis, Md., April 18. Activists are demanding that regional authorities lift some of the business restrictions in the state, which are currently in place to curb the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Demonstrators intend to remain inside their vehicles and drive through downtown Annapolis to protest. It is likely that they will gather outside the Maryland State House. Hundreds are likely to participate in the demonstration.

Transport and business disruptions are likely in the area. While widespread clashes are unlikely, skirmishes are possible. Similar protests have taken place in recent days elsewhere in the US without major incidents.

Advice
Allow additional time to reach destinations if operating in Annapolis April 18. Heed the instructions of authorities.