Severity: Warning Alert

Security: Activists plan to protest in Sacramento, Calif., US, April 20, to demand authorities lift business restrictions.

This alert affects Sacramento, California

This alert began 20 Apr 2020 15:20 GMT and is scheduled to expire 20 Apr 2020 23:59 GMT.

  • Event: Protest
  • Location(s): Sacramento, Calif. (map)
  • Date: April 20
  • Impact: Heightened security, transport disruptions

Summary
Activists associated with several organizations, including Californians Against Excessive Quarantine, plan to hold a protest in Sacramento, Calif., April 20, to demand state authorities lift some of the business restrictions that are currently in place to curb the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Demonstrators intend to hold an inside-vehicle protest, driving and parking their cars around the California State Capitol, along 10th Street, starting at 1200.

Hundreds are likely to participate in the demonstration, which is likely to lead to transport and business disruptions in the area. An increase presence of security personnel is likely, and some skirmishes between protesters and police are possible.

Advice
Allow additional time to reach your destination if operating in Sacramento, April 20. Heed the instructions of authorities. If violence breaks out, leave the area immediately, and seek shelter in a secure location.