FORT LEE, NJ – The Fort Lee Police Department is preparing for a Black Lives Matter Rally to be held here later this afternoon. “The Fort Lee Police Department recognizes that people in America have the constitutionally protected rights to assemble, speak and petition the government. We have learned that a protest is scheduled to take place in Fort Lee. Specifically tomorrow Friday June 12th,” the department said.
At 3:00 PM a group will meet at Cliffside Park Borough Hall (525 Palisade Avenue in Cliffside Park) and continue north on Palisade Avenue into Fort Lee. The march will continue all the way to Bridge Plaza South/Bruce Reynolds Boulevard and turn east towards Hudson Terrace into the Fort Lee Historic Park.
The department said the following security measures will be in place for the march.
- Additional officers will be on-duty to observe, provide assistance and monitor the situation.
- The Fort Lee Police Department will be escorting this march.
- The Fort Lee Police Department has been and will continue to be in contact with the organizer of this event.
- The Fort Lee Police Department has been working closely with the Cliffside Park, Port Authority and the Palisades Interstate Parkway police departments in preparation for this event.