May Day: 2015 Edition

The rally will leave Judkins Park—at 20th Ave S. and S. Dearborn Street in the Central District—at 3 PM and head toward Westlake Park in downtown Seattle. The marchers will move north on 20th to South Jackson Street; west on Jackson to Boren Avenue; north on Boren to Pine Street; west on Pine Street to 7th Avenue, and then north on 7th to the Federal Courthouse at 700 Stewart Street.

Seattle Police will escort the marchers, and motorists should expect a rolling slowdown and heavy traffic as the procession moves along the route. Considerable congestion will likely occur and impact traffic throughout the Downtown area during the afternoon commute.

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There is also the possibility several other un-permitted demonstrations may be held in the evening at Seattle Central Community College and Youth Service Center at 12th and Alder. As the organizers of these events have not filed for permits, there is no official route map for these rallies.

You can check the @SeattleDOT and @SeattlePD Twitter feeds throughout the day for information about traffic impacts.

A large number of uniformed officers will be present at tomorrow’s rallies to direct traffic, ensure everyone is able to freely and safely exercise their First Amendment rights, and prevent or respond to any unlawful behavior.

As always, please contact an officer or call 911 if you have any concerns or need to report an emergency.