Severity: Informational Alert

Security: Activist protest possible in Annapolis, Md., US, early April 20, to demand regional authorities lift business restrictions.

This alert affects Annapolis, Maryland

This alert began 20 Apr 2020 11:09 GMT and is scheduled to expire 20 Apr 2020 20:00 GMT.

  • Event: Possible protest
  • Location(s): Annapolis, Md. (map)
  • Date: April 20
  • Impact: Transport and business disruptions, heightened security

Summary
Activists associated with organizations such as Reopen Maryland may hold a protest in downtown Annapolis, Md., early April 20, to demand regional authorities lift business restrictions, currently in place to curb the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Authorities in Annapolis have warned of a protest starting 0900 April 20 in the city's downtown area, similar to one that occurred April 18 in the same area. However, members of the Reopen Maryland group, which organized the protest on April 18, have denied any plan to hold further protests in the coming days.

Heightened security around downtown Annapolis is likely, whether the protest happens or not. If the demonstration materializes, transport and business disruptions in the area are likely, with the possibility of skirmishes between protesters and police.

Advice
Allow additional time to reach your destination, if operating in downtown Annapolis, April 20. Heed the recommendations of authorities.