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City of Seattle
Ed Murray, Mayor
NEWS ADVISORY

SUBJECT: Celebrations and protests scheduled for the coming days

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
1/16/2009  5:00:00 PM
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Celebrations and protests scheduled for the coming days

SEATTLE - In the coming days, Seattle will see protests over the wars in the Mideast and celebration marches and rallies in honor of Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday. The Seattle Department of Transportation reminds motorists to plan on possible delays along the march routes and in downtown Seattle. Please see the following schedule of events and plan accordingly:

Saturday, January 17:
"Protest Israeli Massacres in Gaza" Rally and Protest March - 12:30 p.m.
Up to 350 participants expected
March starts at Westlake Park at 4th & Pine and heads east on Pine Street; then south on 5th Avenue; east on Pike Street; turns left on 8th Avenue and moves north on 8th Ave to Pine Street; then west on Pine back to Westlake Park. There may be rolling slowdowns as Seattle Police officers escort the marchers..

Monday, January 19:
Martin Luther King Jr. Day - government holiday - parking is free at all metered locations in Seattle

Martin Luther King Day Parade - 11 a.m.
150 participants expected
Parade starts at Westlake Park at 4th Avenue and Pine Street; goes north on 4th Avenue to Broad Street; turns east on Broad Street to 5th Avenue; north on 5th Avenue to Thomas Street; turns left and goes west on Thomas Street into the Seattle Center. Seattle Police will escort.

Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Committee Annual March & Rally - 12 noon
2,000 participants expected
March starts at Garfield High School at 23rd Avenue and E. Jefferson Street; goes south on 23rd Avenue to E Yesler Way; heads west on E.Yesler Way; then east on Dilling Way; turns left and proceeds north on 4th Avenue; turns left and marches west on Madison Street for a rally at the Federal Building located at 915 2nd Avenue. Seattle Police will escort.

Tuesday, January 20:
"Congrats, Barack, Now Out of Kabul, Out of Iraq" Protest March - 1 p.m.
Up to 500 participants
March leaves Seattle Central Community College at Broadway and Pine; moves west on Pine Street to 4th Avenue and Westlake Park. Police will accompany the marchers.

The Seattle Department of Transportation builds, maintains and operates Seattle's $8 billion transportation infrastructure. To further Mayor Nickels’ goal to get Seattle moving, the department manages short- and long-term investments in streets, bridges, pavement and trees, that better connect the city with the region.



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