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.”