(WLNS) – While Indiana lawmakers try to protect religious freedom and protesters try to protect gays and lesbians from discrimination, there’s another group of Hoosiers that’s trying to protect everyone who is coming to Indianapolis to watch the Final Four.
Police say they’re monitoring social media for threats of violence.
They’re also looking for rallies and protests, particularly in the wake of the controversial religious freedom law that just took effect in Indiana.
Police are concerned because of big concerts that are sure to draw huge crowds.
“Our concern is making sure that people have a good time where ever they are at in the city whether they are in the neighborhood, whether they be downtown, whether they be in White River the whole idea is the same we’re coming in peace and have a great time but we have police federal, state, and local available to assist as needed,” said Chief Richard Hite, Indianapolis Police Department.