Demonstration and counter-demonstration activity relating to Israel and Palestine continued over the past 24 hours, with notable demonstrations reported in the United States and Europe. In The Hague, Netherlands, police arrested 19 demonstrators in front of the International Criminal Court. In Ann Arbor, Michigan, nearly 200 demonstrators gathered outside of US Representative Debbie Dingell’s office, although no arrests or clashes were reported. Several roads in Manhattan, New York were closed due to marches. Large demonstrations also occurred in Cleveland, Chicago, Dallas, Miami, New York, and Portland. No large scale arrests were reported in the United States. Demonstration activity is almost certain to continue through the week and could increase over the weekend.
MSA Intel will continue to monitor the situation and provide relevant updates.
October 24, 2023
- Bronx, NY – 3:30 p.m. – E Fordham Rd near Bathgate Ave
- Des Moines, IA – 6:00 p.m. – Cowles Commons (221 Walnut Street)
- Fort Wayne, IN – 5:00 p.m. – Allen County Courthouse
- Fresno, CA – TBD – Blackstone and Ness Streets
- Manhattan, NY – 6:30 p.m. – 14th Street Park
- Providence, RI – 5:30 p.m. – Rhode Island State House
- St. Paul, MN – 5:00 p.m. – Snelling Ave & I-94
October 25, 2023
- Eugene, OR – 5:00 p.m. – Old Federal Building at E 7th Ave & Pearl Street
- Northampton, MA – 12:00 p.m. – Smith College (Chapin Lawn)
- Toronto, Canada – 6:00 p.m. – Sidney Smith Hall
October 28, 2023
- Brainerd, MN – 1:00 p.m. – Intersection of Sixth and Washington Streets
- Minneapolis, MN – 1:00 p.m. – Lake Street and Minnehaha
- Portland, OR – 2:00 p.pm – Lownsdale Square
October 29, 2023
- Worcester, MA – 3:30 p.m. – Worcester City Hall
- 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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