Police Department - Jan. 11, 2019
The city of Winston-Salem is expecting members of the public to visit the downtown area of Fourth and Liberty streets this Sunday, Jan. 13. It has been communicated to the city that the purpose of these visits is to show support or opposition to the proposed relocation of the Confederate monument, which has been at Fourth Street and Liberty Street since 1905.
The city of Winston-Salem understands that this is a highly emotional topic for some, and is asking those in attendance for their support and cooperation as related to public safety. The city of Winston-Salem recognizes and supports the rights of individuals as related to freedom of speech and lawful/peaceful assemblies in public areas, and will have police representatives present to address any possible infringement of those rights. Police personnel will also ensure that criminal laws are enforced during this event, with the overall goal of providing a safe environment for all in attendance.
The weather forecast currently indicates that a wintry mix could exist, making travel potentially hazardous. Those attending are encouraged to avoid parking in the immediate area of Fourth and Liberty streets, as parking is limited in and around this area.