If you identify individuals or groups intending to attend and potentially disrupt the event you may want to coordinate a strategy to communicate with the suspect individual or with the leaders of the group. First, gain the concurrence and support of the event host or sponsors. Seek out the smartest approach to the group which may involve either direct or indirect communications. Assess whether you should partner with the host, sponsor, venue or police in your initial communication. The presence of those parties may exacerbate tensions and undermine your attempts to open a channel for dialogue but could also be perceived by protest leaders as a genuine opportunity to air their grievances and deescalate the stress level. Once protest leaders view you as a security professional who respects their freedom of speech, and understands their issues, they are likely to be receptive to a mutually beneficial plan that facilitates their expression while ensuring a successful event.
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