Tomorrow, March 1, some 100 Occupy Seattle supporters will gather at 2:45 p.m. at Westlake Park for a Protest and March for Public Education. At 3:30 p.m., just as the afternoon commute is beginning to build, the protesters will hit the streets and march to the Gates Foundation Headquarters at Fifth Avenue N and N Republican Street. The expected march route will be north from Westlake Park on Fourth Avenue to Broad Street, turn east on Broad to Fifth Avenue, then north on Fifth to Republican Street.
On Friday, March 2, the Seattle Symphony will present two Arts in Education concerts at Benaroya Hall at 10:30 a.m. and at 12:15 p.m. An expected 2,500 students will attend each concert. At least 40 buses will be unloading and loading the concert-goers on streets surrounding Benaroya Hall which is located on the block between Second and Third avenues and Union and University streets. Seattle Police will assist students crossing the streets. Motorists should anticipate congestion in the vicinity from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.
Contact: Peg Nielsen, 206.684.8114