Friday, July 19, 2013

Streets to close for Trayvon Martin procession

Posted on Fri, Jul 19, 2013 at 4:33 PM

Streets will be closed off downtown Saturday morning for a walk by several churches to City Hall and a prayer service in Wright Square.

Streets will be closed around Wright Square for the “Rally For Justice Trayvon Martin” expected to begin about 11 a.m.

Participants are expected to convene before 10 a.m. at the parking lot at Gwinnett Street and MLK Boulevard. They will walk East on West Gwinnett to Montgomery Street, north on Montgomery to Charlton Street and then north on Bull Street to Bay Street. A prayer service will be held on the south side of Bay Street before the assembly walks back to Wright Square from about 11 a.m. until noon.

Bay Street will not be closed but streets around City Market could be affected during the short prayer service in front of City Hall.

Police will begin moving cars from the area around Wright Square about 8 a.m. to prepare for the crowd.

Traffic will be blocked at Whitaker and York streets, Bull and Oglethorpe Avenue, Drayton and President streets, Drayton and State streets, and Bull and Broughton streets for the duration of the rally. Drivers may experience intermittent delays as the procession makes its way to Wright Square.

The walk and rally are being sponsored by Connor’s Temple Baptist Church and First Tabernacle Baptist Church.

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