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What You Need to Know About May Day 2013 (UPDATED)

This post has been updated since it was posted at 5:36 pm on 4/30

Tomorrow is May Day, which means you’ll see a large crowd winding its way through the Central District and downtown Seattle during the afternoon and evening as part of the 13th Annual May Day March for Worker and Immigrant Rights. 

The rally will leave Judkins Park—at 21st and S. Norman Street in the Central District—at 3 pm and head north on 20th Avenue S., winding through downtown to the Jackson Federal Building on 2nd Ave and Marion St.

You can find a map of the march route below, but if you’re just not into topography here’s where demonstrators will be marching:

  • North on 20th Ave. S to South Jackson Street
  • West on South Jackson to 12th Ave S
  • South on 12th Ave S. to King Street
  • West on King Street to 5th Ave. S.
  • North on 5th Ave to Jackson Street
  • West on Jackson St. to 4th Ave
  • North on 4th Ave to Pike Street
  • West on Pike St. to 2nd Ave
  • South on 2nd Ave to the Henry Jackson Building at 2nd and Madison

The march is expected to arrive at the Jackson building at about 4:30 pm.

At 6 pm, a second un-permitted march will leave Seattle Central Community College. There is no official route map for the second march.

We’ll be providing live updates about both events and their routes tomorrow on our Twitter feed, @SeattlePD. Hopefully you won’t hear much from us.

You will, however, certainly see a large number of uniformed officers around tomorrow’s rallies. They’re there to ensure you’re able to freely and safely exercise your First Amendment rights, direct traffic around the marches, and to prevent or respond to any unlawful behavior.

So, come on down and revel in your First Amendment rights, show off your flashy superhero costume, or just hang out and enjoy the crowds. As always, please contact an officer or call 911 if you have any concerns or need to report an emergency. 

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