Anti-violence advocates in Chicago (Illinois) plan to march from Lake Shore Drive to Wrigley Field at 16:00 (local time) on Thursday, August 2. Organizers announced they intend to shut down both southbound lanes of Lake Shore Drive on Chicago's north side, though there is a possibility that protesters may also block the northbound lanes. The march will begin on Lake Shore Drive just south of Belmont Avenue. Demonstrators are expected to march west on Belmont to Clark Street and then head north toward Wrigley Field. The Chicago Cubs baseball team is expected to play at Wrigley Field at 19:05, which will likely add to traffic and pedestrian congestion in the area.
Road closures are possible between Fullerton Avenue and Irving Park Road beginning around 15:45. Chicago police advised commuters to find alternative routes and avoid Lake Shore Drive during the evening rush hour. Individuals in the area should expect heavy traffic and longer travel time. A heightened security presence, particularly around Wrigley Field, is expected.
Individuals in the area are advised to avoid protests and demonstrations, report any suspicious objects or behavior to the police, and adhere to instructions issued by local authorities.
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