As the Israel-Palestine conflict continues, demonstrations and counterdemonstrations continue to occur globally in support of Israel and Palestine. In the last 24 hours, protests have been reported in the United States, Egypt, the West Bank, Lebanon, Jordan, Libya, Yemen, Tunisia, Turkey, Morocco, Iraq, Iran, Spain, South Korea, Philippines, the United Kingdom, and Norway. In Washington, DC, protestors gained entry into the Cannon Rotunda of the Capitol building, resulting in arrests and several people being charged with assaulting police officers. French and British embassies were targeted for vandalism in Iran and Tunisia. Protestors gathered outside the US embassies in Seoul and Oslo, but these protests remained peaceful. Physical altercations were reported at US and Israeli embassies in Beirut, Istanbul, and Ankara, as well as the Israeli embassy in Amman. The French embassy in Beirut also experienced physical altercations. Protesters in Tunis called for the removal of the American and French ambassadors due to their support for Israel. Many US embassies throughout the Middle East have issued warnings for continued protests, advising American citizens to be aware of road closures, reduced embassy hours, and an unpredictable security situation. Please refer to the list below for details on upcoming events.
MSA Intel will continue to monitor this situation and provide relevant updates.
October 19, 2023
- Pittsfield, MA - 4:30 p.m. EDT - Intersection of Merrill Rd and Plastics Ave, in front of General Dynamics
- Buffalo, NY - 2:00 p.m. EDT - 100 Coventry Rd
- San Diego, CA – 7:00 p.m. PDT - Bonita Cove Park, 1100 W Mission Bay Dr
- Philadelphia, PA – 9:30 a.m. EDT – City Hall
- Dallas, TX – 3:00 p.m. CDT - Dallas Morning News Building
- Vancouver, Canada – 6:00 p.m. PDT - City Hall
- Adana, Turkey – 2:00 p.m. TRT - Adana New Courthouse
- Diyarbakir, Turkey – 8:00 p.m. TRT - Ceylan Karavil Shopping Mall
- Istanbul, Turkey – 11:00 a.m. TRT - Istanbul Justice Palace
- Buenos Aires, Argentina – 4:00 p.m. ART - Palestinian Embassy
October 20, 2023
- St. Louis, MO - 6:00 p.m. CDT – Art Hill, Forest Park
- Ozone Park, NY - 2:00 p.m. EDT - Front of 24/7 Laundromat 7402 101st Ave (Ozone Park NY 11416)
- Washington, D.C. - 12:00 p.m. EDT - National Mall, 3rd St between Madison and Jefferson
- Utica, NY - 4:00 p.m. EDT - Utica City Hall to Oneida Square
- Baltimore, MD - 6:00 p.m. EDT - Baltimore City Hall
- Green Bay, WI - 3:30 p.m. CDT- Leicht Memorial Park
- Knoxville, TN - 4:30p.m. EDT - Market Square
- Istanbul, Turkey – 1:15 p.m. TRT - Beyazid II Mosque at the conclusion of Friday Prayer
- Ankara, Turkey – 6:30 p.m. TRT - Armada Shopping and Business Center to Israeli Embassy
October 21, 2023
- Anchorage, AK – 3:00 p.m. AKDT – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Living Memorial (Corner of L St. & 9th Ave)
- Providence, RI – 1:00 p.m. EDT – RI State House Steps (82 Smith St)
- Philadelphia, PA – 5:30 p.m. EDT – Civil Hall
- Bayridge, NY - 2:00 p.m. EDT - 72nd St and 5th Avenue
- Tallahassee, FL – 12:00 p.m. EDT - 400 S. Monroe St. (S. Monroe St. and Apalachee Pkwy)
- New Hartford, NY – 11:00 a.m. EDT – Commercial Drive (Consumer Square intersection) to Seneca Turnpike
- London, England – 12:00 p.m. BST – Marble Arch
October 22, 2023
- Atlanta, GA – 2:30 p.m. EDT – 200 Edgewood Ave NE
- Downers Grove, Il – 1:30 p.m. CDT – Downers Grove Main Railway Station
- Honolulu, HI – 4 pm, Ala Moana Blvd and Atkinson Drive
- New Haven, CT – 2:30 pm, New Haven Green, 250 Temple St.
- Avoid protest locations and large public gatherings, when possible.
- Expect traffic disruptions throughout the area to continue until the demonstrations have concluded.
- Do not engage with demonstators as this could escalate the situation.
- Follow all directions from authorities and law enforcement.
- Monitor local news for reports of demonstrations or other disruptions
- Monitoring social media or online forums and acting upon credible threats and trends will allow security details and site managers to adequately prepare to deter any threats.
- Have a proactive plan in place to deter criminal activity while protecting employees and assets. Considerations include:
- Procuring additional security assets to augment existing teams.
- Conducting security system tests to ensure all systems are fully operational.
- Creating an evacuation plan in the event of widespread civil unrest or other events that could jeopardize safety.
- Reviewing key control and all emergency protocols with members of the organization.
- Reviewing cyber best practices (ensuring systems have the most current updates, compatible devices use multi-factor authentication, etc.) with members across the organization.
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