Defense Department Personnel Warned To Avoid “Day of Rage” Protests

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Defense Department Personnel Warned To Avoid “Day of Rage” Protests

An advisory (“alcon” meaning “All Concerned” ) was issued by the Army on July 8, warning Army personnel to stay away from the cities involved in the “Day of Solidarity” with Anonymous and BlackLivesMatter on July 15. The DoD followed suit.

“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…For your personal safety, we highly encourage you to avoid this specific location [the White House] entirely”… DoD Advisory

The Army advisory included:

“Use this as a list of places NOT to be on Friday the 15th. While the media does specify nonviolence and denounces the actions taken against police officers that were not involved in these deaths, with the tagline ‘Day of Rage’ it is safe to expect emotions to be running very high on both sides of the line. No matter how great your empathy might be for those who have unjustly lost their lives, these protests are not safe places to be.”  Army Advisory

The advisory was issued based upon the posting of a group that claimed there would be violent protests on July 15 in 37 cities across the United States.  We previously reported on that post here. A few of the cities are: San Francisco, Baton Rouge, St Anthony, Falcon Heights, Washington DC, Orlando, Los Angeles, Miami,etc.

The Army advisory was issued on July 8. Last weekend was called the “weekend of Rage” by BlackLivesMatter, but the posting for July 15  was reportedly by the Hacker group Anonymous.

The Washington Times reported,

A U.S. Army North spokesman, Lt. Col. Jason Shropshire, said the safety of soldiers and their families is a high priority. “For security reasons, we don’t discuss force-protection measures that we put into place at our Army installations or the specifics of cautionary advice we provide to our soldiers,” he said.

“However, the advisory was to provide situational awareness for all Army personnel within the U.S. Northern Command area of responsibility who may find themselves in the vicinity of any protests (planned or spontaneous),” he added in a statement. “At this time, we do not have information regarding any specific threats to DOD personnel.”

Snopes reported that the whole thing is false and just a “rumor.” However, any danger is possible after the violence of last week.

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Is the July 15 “Day of Rage” real or a rumor?

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