Severity: Warning Alert

Security: Activists to hold a protest in Saint Paul, Minn., US, from 1200 April 17, to demand authorities lift COVID-19 related business restrictions.

This alert affects Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota

This alert began 17 Apr 2020 16:20 GMT and is scheduled to expire 17 Apr 2020 23:59 GMT.

  • Event: Protest
  • Location(s): Saint Paul, Minn. (map)
  • Start Time/Date: 1200 April 17
  • Impact: Transport and business disruptions, heightened security

Summary
Members and supporters of the organization Liberate Minnesota plan to hold a protest outside the Governor's Residence, along Summit Avenue, in Saint Paul, Minn., from 1200 April 17. They are demanding that state authorities lift business restrictions currently in force to curb the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Hundreds are likely to participate in the event.

Heightened security and associated transport and business disruptions are likely in the area. Similar protests have occurred in recent days in other states, with no major incidents.

Advice
Allow additional time to reach your destination if operating in Saint Paul, April 17. Heed the instructions of authorities.