At approximately 5:30pm a scheduled protest began in the area of 17th & Market St. in the Rittenhouse Square section of Philadelphia. Philadelphia Police were on site and stayed with the protest as the demonstrators proceeded to march west on Walnut Street to 40th and Market Streets.
Penn Police were on site monitoring as the march approached our campus and continued to monitor the area with Philadelphia Police until the protest concluded at approximately 8:20pm.
Penn Police documented multiple instances of graffiti along the march route and will be investigating to identify the individuals responsible.
UPDATE: All clear in the area of 40th and Market Streets. You may resume usual activity in the area. Penn and Philadelphia Police continue to monitor the area.
Update: Protest continues in the area of 40th and Market St. The number of protesters continues to drop. Penn and Philadelphia Police continue to monitor the area.
Update: At approximately 5:30pm a scheduled protest began in the area of 17th & Market St. in the Rittenhouse Square section of Philadelphia. The demonstration proceeded west through university city and has arrived at 40th and Market.
UPennAlert: Large protest in the area of 40th and Market St. Philadelphia and Penn Police are present and continue to monitor the surrounding area.
Increased police activity in the area. Police on scene, use caution, avoid the immediate area.
The Division of Public Safety has developed a few helpful risk reduction strategies outlined below. Know that it is never the fault of the person impacted (victim/survivor) by crime.
Stay out of immediate area.
Stay alert and reduce distractions; using cellphones, ear buds, etc. may limit your awareness.
Orient yourself to your surroundings. (Identify your location, nearby exits, etc.)
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