Brooklyn Center Prepared for ‘Peaceful Protests’
The city of Brooklyn Center released information early Thursday morning, saying they are prepared for peaceful protests. Signs have been placed along Humboldt Avenue identifying the area as a protest area. The signs indicate that families live there and ask participants to be courteous.
Police will be making additional patrols through the business district. They have also reached out to regional and state law enforcement partners to increase a law enforcement presence around the retail shopping area.
The city has partnered with several community-based organizations/groups to include: Our Sister’s Keeper, Brooklyn Center Multicultural Advisory Committee (MAC), We Push for Peace, W&W Protection, ROOT Youth and Family Services, City of Brooklyn Center School District, Hennepin County, ACER, 2ndChance Project, Talent Emergence International, The Brooklyn Bridge Alliance for Youth, and Brooklyn Center Residents, to ensure the safety of all those who choose to exercise their First Amendment Right to peacefully protest.
Police say they’ve also reached out to residents living near the police station to provide extra resources.
“We recognize how difficult the past several months has been for the Brooklyn Center Community and want everyone to know our goal, during the planning months leading up to the trial, has been to protect everyone’s right to peacefully assemble while at the same time protecting life and preserving property within the community,” said Acting Chief Tony Gruenig in the release.