The blistering Michael Jackson documentary premiering at Sundance may also characteristic indignant pro-Jackson protesters, and we’ve discovered native police are gearing up for doable confrontations.
Law enforcement sources inform TMZ … the Park City PD is conscious of an anti-documentary protest being organized on social media, so cops are going to beef up their presence each inside and out of doors the premiere with uniformed and undercover officers.
We’re informed legislation enforcement is most involved about disruptions happening throughout the Q&A portion of the screening — traditionally, that’s when protesters have brought about the largest disturbances. However, we’re informed cops received’t cease individuals from exercising their First Amendment rights, as long as protesters don’t block sidewalks or entrances.
As … the doc, “Leaving Neverland,” explores alleged sexual abuse by the King of Pop, and the movie is already being slammed by the late singer’s property. Despite outdoors stress to drag the movie, Sundance officers say it’s full steam forward.
All Sundance occasions have elevated safety — together with bag checks and bomb canine — however further assets will probably be allotted to the MJ screening when it premieres Friday, Jan. 25.