BRIEF: May Day demonstrators may clog downtown Seattle Tuesday
SEATTLE, Apr 30, 2012 (Menafn - KCPQ/KMYQ-TV - McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) --An estimated 2,000 demonstrators are expected to attend May Day rallies and marches in downtown Seattle Tuesday -- which is likely to make driving through the city a major problem.
The "May Day March for Immigrant and Workers Rights" march will start at Judkins Park at 5 p.m. and will end at the Wells Fargo Building and the Federal Building.
The marchers will travel west on South Lane Street to 20thPlace South; north on 20th to South Jackson Street; west on Jackson Street to Fourth Avenue; north on Fourth Avenue to Union Street; west on Union to Second Avenue; south on Second to Marion Street.
A rally also will be held at Second Avenue and Marion in front of the Federal Building and Wells Fargo.
Police officers will escort the marchers, but travelers should expect congestion in the area. Second Avenue could possibly be closed during the rally.
The May Day demonstrations will start with a 9 a.m. rally at Westlake Park.
At 11:15 a.m., there will also be a bike "swarm," starting at the Seattle Central Community College campus and going to Westlake Park. Participants reportedly plan to engage in street-blocking efforts.
Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn warned that they believe some groups are planning violent protests.
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