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Traffic alert TODAY for National School Walkout – Plan Accordingly!

Thousands of people are expected to march in downtown Richmond this Friday as part of a nationwide event to rally against school gun violence. The expected amount to show up is estimated at 10,000. Several roads will be temporarily closed in the area of Tredegar Street and North 7th Street during the assembly and subsequent march. Limited “No Parking” zones will be in effect from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on North 7th Street and East Grace Street between North 7th and North 9th Streets.
The march on Brown’s Island is scheduled from 1-2 p.m. on Friday, April 20. The participants will march north from Brown’s Island on 7th street and then proceed to East Grace Street into the Capitol. There will then be a scheduled rally on Capitol grounds at 2 p.m. Roads in the immediate area of the march will be briefly closed from 1-2 p.m. “In the interest of public safety, we ask members of the community to please exercise patience, pre-plan accordingly, and avoid this area if possible, “said Captain John O’Kleasky, Commander of the Richmond Police Department’s Special Operations Division. “We are also asking attendees to only park in lawful parking areas and to utilize sidewalks while heading to Brown’s Island and upon their departure from the Capitol grounds.”

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4 comments

BAF 04/20/2018 at 7:09 AM

Would someone kindly explain the value of this to me? 10,000 like-minded people will convene to talk to each other about an issue on which they all already agree and on an issue in which everyone’s opinions are generally baked in pretty strongly. The legislature is not even going to be there except for maybe a handful working on budget issues. Who is going to be persuaded by this? How is this going to change any minds? How does this move the ball forward in a meaningful way?

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Bill 04/20/2018 at 12:15 PM

students are mostly victims of shitty public schools but this will be photo op for the local politicians responsible for shitty public schools

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BAF 04/21/2018 at 11:52 PM

And the whole march turned out to be rather sparsely attended. The city is lousy at predicting crowds. Reminds me of the hype that turned out to be a nothing during most of the days of the bike races.

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Mike 1 04/22/2018 at 11:39 AM

According to news reports, a whopping 300 people showed up…

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