This evening, the Mercer commute is going to get a bit more difficult. A protest by about 300 teachers is expected to make its way from Westlake at 5pm to the Gates Foundation. Arrival at the corner of 5th Ave N and Mercer St is estimated at 5:45pm. The group will be there until 7pm.
Here are some details from our news partner, The Seattle Times:
The event begins with a rally at 5 p.m. at Westlake Park, followed by a march to the foundation’s offices at the corner of Fifth Avenue North and Mercer Street at 5:45 p.m. Featured speakers include Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant; University of Washington, Bothell education professor Wayne Au; and Anthony Cody, a former California teacher and blogger for the newsweekly Education Week.
It’s expected to finish by 7 p.m.
City officials expect significant congestion in the area and are urging drivers to plan accordingly.
Heads up, plan ahead, leave early, etc.