The hacktivist group Anonymous is said have called for a nationwide Day of Rage protests on Friday, July 15, 2016. The infamous hacktivist group that previously targeted ISIS after terrorist attacks in Paris, has lately planned to protest the recent police-involved shooting of black men in Louisiana and Minnesota.
Rumors of Anonymous nation wide ?Day of Rage? protests began circulating after a online video surfaced of the group calling for protests in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement and the victims of police brutality.
The video featuring graphic images of Philando Castile and Alton Sterling being shot in two high-profile, officer-involved shootings, issues a call to ?citizens of the United States, in conjunction with the Black Lives Matter movement as well as other civil rights activists, to participate in a day of action against the injustices of corrupt officers.?
However, since the video was not issued from any official Anonymous page, it has put into question whether these protests are for real or rather just rumors. Snopes said the recent call ?to protest is in fact identical to one that was circulated two years earlier after the shooting of teenager Mike Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.
In addition an more official Anonymous account on twitter clarified that they are not organizing any protests.
@YourAnonNews wrote: ?There is no such thing as an ?Anonymous day of rage? TheAnonMessage isn’t a credible source, he has been spreading false information before.? –
But as Snopes further points out that Anonymous unlike other organizations doesn?t have central command so almost anyone can organize the protest, there could possibly be some substance to the rumors.
Furthermore, The Department of Defense on Thursday issued a stern warning to its personnel to steer clear of tomorrow?s demonstration outside the White House.
?Please be advised the [US Northern Command] has issued a threat advisory informing DOD personnel that a series of protests has been scheduled to be conducted across the United States on July 15, 2016,? reads an advisory issued by the US Army.
So be forewarned and out of safety be careful if you are planning to travel to the places below:
- St. Louis: 6:00PM: Gateway Arch, St. Louis
- Phoenix: 5:00PM: EASTLAKE PARK, 1549 E Jefferson St , Phoenix, AZ
- Tuscon: 5:00PM: CATALINA PARK, 900 N 4th Avenue, Tucson, AZ
- Little Rock: 6:00PM OUTSIDE STATE CAPITOL BUILDING, Dr Martin Luther King Jr Dr., Little Rock, AR
- San Francisco: 4:00PM CIVIC CENTER PLAZA, 355 Mcallister St, San Francisco, California
- Oakland: 4:00PM FRANK OGAWA PLAZA, 1 Frank H Ogawa Plaza, Oakland, CA
- Los Angeles: 4:00PM LEIMERT PLAZA PARK, 4395 Leimert Blvd., Los Angeles, CA
- Denver: 5:00PM CIVIC CENTER PARK, 100 W 14th Ave Pkwy, Denver, Colorado
- Washington DC: 7:00PM OUTSIDE WHITE HOUSE, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC
- Atlanta: 7:00PM OLD DECATUR COURTHOUSE, 101 E Court Sq, Decatur, GA
- Tampa: 7:00PM OUTSIDE HILLSBOROUGH COURTHOUSE, 800 E Twiggs St, Tampa, FL
- Orlando: 7:00PM LAKE EOLA PARK, 195 N Rosalind Ave, Orlando, Florida
- Miami: 7:00PM GWEN CHERRY PARK, NW 71 St., Miami, Florida,
- Chicago: 6:00PM RICHARD J DALEY CENTER, 50 W Washington St, Chicago, Illinois
- Des Moines: 6:00PM IOWA STATE CAPITOL, 1007 E Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA
- New Orleans: 6:00PM LAFAYETTE SQUARE, New Orleans, LA 7
- Baltimore: 7:00PM 201 E Pratt St, Baltimore, MD
- Boston: 7:00PM MASSACHUSETTS STATE HOUSE, 24 Beacon St, Boston, MA
- Detroit: 7:00PM Campus Martius Park, Detroit, Michigan
- Lansing: 7:00PM STATE CAPITOL BUILDING, Capitol Avenue at Michigan Avenue, Lansing, MI
- Ann Arbor: 7:00PM THE DIAG, Burns Park, Ann Arbor, MI
- Minneapolis: 6:00PM MINNEAPOLIS URBAN LEAGUE, 2100 Plymouth Ave N, Minneapolis, MN
- Carson City: 4:00PM NEVADA STATE CAPITOL BUILDING, 101 N Carson St, Carson City, Nevada
- Manhattan, NY: 7:00PM TIMES SQUARE, Manhattan, NY,
- Newark: 7:00PM NEWARK CITY HALL, 920 Broad Street, Newark, New Jersey
- Durham: 7:00PM 200 E. Main St. Durham, North Carolina
- Columbus: 7:00PM GOODALE PARK, Columbus, Ohio
- Cleveland: 7:00PM CLEVELAND PUBLIC LIBRARY, 325 Superior Ave E, Cleveland, Ohio
- Portland: 4:00PM PIONEER COURTHOUSE SQUARE, 701 SW 6th Ave, Portland, Oregon
- Philadelphia: 7:00PM LOVE PARK, 1599 John F Kennedy Blvd, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
- Pittsburgh: 7:00PM PITTSBURGH CITY-COUNTY BUILDING, 414 Grant St, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
- Nashville: 6:00PM 801 Broadway Nashville, TN 37203 Estes Kefauver Federal Building
- Memphis: 6:00PM Health Sciences Park Memphis, TN
- Austin: 6:00PM TEXAS STATE CAPITOL, Outside South Gate-11th and Congress Ave.
- Salt Lake City: 5:00PM SALT LAKE CITY COMMUNITY COLLEGE, 4600 S Redwood Rd, Salt Lake City, Utah
- Seattle: 4:00PM QUEEN ANNE BAPTIST CHURCH, 2011 1st Ave N, Seattle, Washington
- Milwaukee: 5:00PM DINEEN PARK, Milwaukee, Wisconsin