Ferguson march may impact Jefferson City holiday traditions

4 years 8 months 3 weeks ago Monday, December 01 2014 Dec 1, 2014 Monday, December 01, 2014 2:36:00 PM CST December 01, 2014 in News
By: Christina Santiago, KOMU 8 Reporter
loading

JEFFERSON CITY - Protesters marching from Ferguson to Jefferson City may disrupt planned holiday events, as they use the same route as an annual parade.

"We're in touch with the city and with the police department, as well as the event organizers," said Downtown Association President Stephanie Bell. "With scheduling, downtown's not a very big area, so where things are happening would certainly make a difference."

According to the Jefferson City NAACP website, "Journey for Justice" participants will use Quinn Chapel AME, less than 15 minutes from downtown, as their meeting point. The current route schedule shows protesters arriving at the church Friday morning and leaving Saturday. Marchers would walk past the Governor's Mansion and through downtown on High Street.

The annual Jaycees Christmas Parade is scheduled to start at 4:30 p.m. downtown on Saturday. The parade is also routed to go past the Governor's Mansion and through downtown via High Street.

A media release sent from the Jefferson City Police Department Monday states the following:

"The exact dates and times of the arrival of the march into Jefferson City are not yet known, but preliminary information indicates that the march will not interfere logistically with any downtown event, again based on the information we've been provided to date."

The release goes on to confirm the Missouri State Highway Patrol will be the primary law enforcement agency in charge of security for the event, with cooperation from the Jefferson City Police Department, the Cole County Sheriff's Department, the Missouri Capitol Police, and the Lincoln University Police Department.

Candlelight tours of the Governor's Mansion scheduled for Friday and Saturday have been cancelled.

Bell said the march will be the fourth Ferguson-related protest in Jefferson City.

"There was one the night of the incident, one last Saturday and one last Sunday. So far, they've all been peaceful, and given us no reason to be concerned," Bell said.

The Downtown Jefferson City Missouri Association website shows most major events still on schedule. The mayor will light the city Christmas tree Thursday at 6:00 p.m. in Rotary Park on Bolivar Street. The annual Downtown Living Windows displays are scheduled from 6:00-9:00 p.m. and Santa Clause will be available downtown to hear Christmas wishes. The performance of the live manger scene is scheduled at First Presbyterian Church.

More News

Grid
List
HIGBEE - After closing last June, the Higbee Senior Center is attempting to re-open. The center hosted a benefit lunch... More >>
2 hours ago Sunday, August 25 2019 Aug 25, 2019 Sunday, August 25, 2019 4:19:00 PM CDT August 25, 2019 in Continuous News
SUNRISE BEACH - The Lake of the Ozarks Shootout resumed Sunday after being suspended Saturday. The race was called... More >>
3 hours ago Sunday, August 25 2019 Aug 25, 2019 Sunday, August 25, 2019 3:31:00 PM CDT August 25, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA - After five years of a growing business, Peggy Jean's Pies is moving to a new location. With... More >>
23 hours ago Saturday, August 24 2019 Aug 24, 2019 Saturday, August 24, 2019 8:05:00 PM CDT August 24, 2019 in News
ASHLAND - After Gov. Mike Parson called for the state legislature to convene in a special session to discuss a... More >>
1 day ago Saturday, August 24 2019 Aug 24, 2019 Saturday, August 24, 2019 6:46:00 PM CDT August 24, 2019 in News
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A defense attorney is seeking a psychiatric exam for the semi driver charged with causing a highway... More >>
1 day ago Saturday, August 24 2019 Aug 24, 2019 Saturday, August 24, 2019 4:06:00 PM CDT August 24, 2019 in News
LAKE OF THE OZARKS — Missouri State Highway Patrol divers recovered the body of a missing man Saturday night from... More >>
1 day ago Saturday, August 24 2019 Aug 24, 2019 Saturday, August 24, 2019 3:50:00 PM CDT August 24, 2019 in News
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa-based grocery chain says it's aware of reports that hacked customer account information is... More >>
1 day ago Saturday, August 24 2019 Aug 24, 2019 Saturday, August 24, 2019 2:23:00 PM CDT August 24, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA - Columbia police are investigating a crash on I-70 at Stadium Boulevard on Saturday afternoon that left one person... More >>
1 day ago Saturday, August 24 2019 Aug 24, 2019 Saturday, August 24, 2019 1:50:00 PM CDT August 24, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA - Participants raised $83,988 for the Columbia Walk to Defeat ALS on Saturday. In its 12th year, the... More >>
1 day ago Saturday, August 24 2019 Aug 24, 2019 Saturday, August 24, 2019 1:48:00 PM CDT August 24, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA - A butterfly mural has appeared in a Columbia alley and has become a new photo destination. Children's... More >>
1 day ago Saturday, August 24 2019 Aug 24, 2019 Saturday, August 24, 2019 11:35:00 AM CDT August 24, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Four years after student protesters denouncing a racist campus culture and demanding a more diverse faculty... More >>
1 day ago Saturday, August 24 2019 Aug 24, 2019 Saturday, August 24, 2019 10:26:00 AM CDT August 24, 2019 in News
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Police say an 8-year-old girl has been killed and three others injured in a shooting near... More >>
1 day ago Saturday, August 24 2019 Aug 24, 2019 Saturday, August 24, 2019 10:12:00 AM CDT August 24, 2019 in News
JEFFERSON CITY (AP)— Two former state lawmakers have been appointed to the Missouri commission that regulates casinos, fantasy sports... More >>
1 day ago Saturday, August 24 2019 Aug 24, 2019 Saturday, August 24, 2019 4:35:00 AM CDT August 24, 2019 in News
ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis police and the U.S. Marshals Service have found and taken into custody two people... More >>
1 day ago Friday, August 23 2019 Aug 23, 2019 Friday, August 23, 2019 7:22:00 PM CDT August 23, 2019 in News
JEFFERSON CITY - A scare over a recent Facebook threat has a neighborhood rethinking the safety of their children. ... More >>
2 days ago Friday, August 23 2019 Aug 23, 2019 Friday, August 23, 2019 3:43:00 PM CDT August 23, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA - Forty-five cats, two birds, and three dogs are currently being housed at the Central Humane Society after a... More >>
2 days ago Friday, August 23 2019 Aug 23, 2019 Friday, August 23, 2019 3:36:00 PM CDT August 23, 2019 in News
FULTON – Students at Westminster College are getting some high tech help from the school: free iPads and Apple Pencils.... More >>
2 days ago Friday, August 23 2019 Aug 23, 2019 Friday, August 23, 2019 2:48:00 PM CDT August 23, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA- People in Boone and Callaway Counties have been receiving calls from people saying they need to pay money for... More >>
2 days ago Friday, August 23 2019 Aug 23, 2019 Friday, August 23, 2019 2:31:00 PM CDT August 23, 2019 in News
Columbia, MO
Broken Clouds 72°
7pm 73°
8pm 74°
9pm 72°
10pm 72°