Severity: Warning Alert

Security: Activists plan to hold a protest in Raleigh, N.C., US, April 21, to demand authorities lift business restrictions.

This alert affects Raleigh, North Carolina

This alert began 21 Apr 2020 14:01 GMT and is scheduled to expire 21 Apr 2020 23:59 GMT.

  • Event: Protest
  • Location(s): Raleigh, N.C. (map)
  • Start Time/Date: 1100 April 21
  • Impact: Localized transport and business disruptions, heightened security

Summary
Activists associated with the organization ReOpen NC plan to hold a protest in downtown Raleigh, N.C., April 21, to demand Governor Roy Cooper lift business restrictions, which are currently in place to curb the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Demonstrators intend to stay inside their vehicles and drive around downtown Raleigh, gathering near the North Carolina State Capitol, starting at 1100.

Hundreds are likely to participate in the demonstration. Authorities have warned organizers that protests are allowed, but participants must remain at a proper distance from each other. Skirmishes may occur if demonstrators gather too closely.

Advice
Allow additional time to reach your destination if operating in Raleigh, April 21. Heed the instructions of authorities.