City Officials Issue Update on Safety Preparations for Weekend Rally

City Officials Issue Update on Safety Preparations for Weekend Rally

For Immediate Release
June 5, 2020

City Officials Issue Update on Safety Preparations for Weekend Rally

TROY, NY – City officials have issued an update on preparations to protect public safety during Sunday’s “Rally for Black Lives” event in Riverfront Park.

The rally is scheduled to begin at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, June 7th. Troy Police, Department of General Services, and City officials are assisting in implementing precautionary measures to ensure the safety of participants, local businesses, and pedestrians.

Rally participants are reminded to wear a mask and practice social distancing when possible to reduce potential spread of coronavirus. Participants are also asked to follow instructions of Troy police if crossing roadways or high-traffic intersections.

We thank the public in advance for their patience and cooperation. Your assistance will be critical to maintaining a safe environment during the event.

Traffic Advisory / Transportation

The event may disrupt traffic routes in the vicinity of Riverfront Park and downtown Troy. Motorists are asked to reduce speeds, watch for pedestrians, and observe all temporary traffic detours and instructions from Troy police on Sunday.

The following streets will be closed beginning the afternoon of Saturday, June 6th, through Sunday evening:

  • 6th Avenue – between Congress Street and Broadway
  • State Street – between 5th Avenue and 7th Avenue

Temporary closure of additional roadways and alleys in downtown Troy will be announced as available.

CDTA has announced reroutes for several bus lines operating in downtown Troy on Sunday, June 7, starting at 11:00 a.m. For a full list of reroute detours, visit

Rumor Control

The city is aware of rumors and misinformation circulating on social media. The public is reminded to scrutinize what they find or read online posted by unverified sources before sharing with others.

Residents and community members are encouraged to share tips or concerns anonymously with Troy police here. In an emergency, please call 9-1-1.

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Press Contact:

John Salka, Deputy Director of Public Information

[email protected] / (518) 279-7131