KANSAS CITY, MO /26 July 2020/ Protests in Westport, Wall of Moms KC joins protest, no police response.

SIGACT: The protest began around 7 p.m. with traffic being blocked along Westport Rd. & Pennsylvania Ave. No police responded and “security” officers were moving barricades to accommodate the evolving size and location of protestors. Several vehicles were turned around according to the report.

RECOMMENDATION: Avoid travelling through potential/historic protest areas during hours of darkness or publicized protest. Event organizers are active on social media, continue monitoring for future events. Regional violence against vehicle passengers suggests traffic blocks can become dangerous for pedestrians and vehicle occupants.

SOURCES: https://www.kcur.org/news/2020-07-26/overland-park-arrests-spark-protest-in-westport-joined-by-wall-of-moms-kansas-city
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/26/us/austin-shooting-texas-protests.html