Demonstration FAQs-April 21
Information Release: April 21, 2018 Demonstration FAQ
Q: When will the demonstration take place?
A: The event will take place between 3:00pm and 5:00pm on Saturday, April 21, 2018
Q: Where will the demonstration take place?
A: The event will take place at Greenville Street Park
Q: Will the Newnan Police Department provide routine patrol services throughout the city while managing the demonstration?
A: Yes, the Newnan Police Department will provide a consistent level of service in all patrol zones prior to, during and after the scheduled demonstration
Q: When will the roadways surrounding Greenville Street Park be closed to traffic?
A: The Newnan Police department will begin closing traffic along nearby roadways at 10:00am
Q: Will counter demonstrators have a designated area to gather?
A: Yes, public safety personnel have designated an area for counter protesters to gather; the designated gathering place is currently located along Greenville Street
Q: Will individuals and/or groups be permitted to gather at the demonstration outside of the designated gathering areas?
A: No, in order to protect the safety of persons and property, individuals and groups will be asked to gather in a designated area
Q: Will individuals/groups other than the demonstrators be permitted entrance into Greenville Street Park during the scheduled event?
A: No, only members of the demonstrators will be permitted access to Greenville Street Park during the scheduled demonstration
Q: When will the roadways surrounding Greenville Street Park be reopened to traffic?
A: The Newnan Police Department will reopen all roadways upon the successful dispersing of all demonstrators and counter demonstrators
Q: How many public safety agencies will be involved in the management of the demonstration?
A: Over 20 public safety agencies have been consulted during the planning phase of the demonstration; 400+/- public safety personnel from local, state and federal agencies will be present to assist with the management of the demonstration
Q: How can the public receive updates related to the demonstration?
A: Members of the general public should review local media sources as well as any/all updates posted on the City of Newnan’s website and social media channels
Q: Will individuals in violation of any local, state or federal laws be arrested?
A: Yes, the Newnan Police Department, in conjunction with numerous public safety agencies will make arrests as needed to preserve the public’s safety and welfare
Q: Will the demonstrators be permitted to demonstrate outside of Greenville Street Park?
A: No, the Pavilion Rental Agreement permits the demonstrators to host a demonstration within Greenville Street Park
Q: Will individuals be permitted to carry firearms?
A: Yes, according to Georgia law, law-abiding individuals are permitted to carry firearms in public spaces
Q: Will EMS/Ambulance/First Aid be made available to support the demonstration?
A: Yes, members of local and regional EMS/Ambulance/First Aid services will be readily available to assist as needed
Q: Will traffic detours be clearly marked to promote the safe travel of motorists along city roadways during the demonstration?
A: Yes, sufficient detour signs as well as uniformed officers will be on hand to assist with the safe travel of motorists around the scheduled demonstration
Q: Is there a specific hotline to call if I feel I need public safety assistance?
A: No, please dial 911 if an emergency; numerous public safety agencies will be present and available to promote the public safety of our citizenry
Q: Is the City of Newnan responsible for bearing any costs associated with the demonstration?
A: Yes, according to legal counsel and court rulings, the local jurisdiction is responsible for bearing any costs associated with the scheduled demonstration
Q: Are there alternative events being planned and hosted by community groups in reaction to the scheduled demonstration?
A: Yes, numerous individuals and community groups are hosting events throughout the community on various dates; please review local media sources for more information related to alternative events