Occupy, Immigrants to Hold May Day Protests

SEATTLE (AP) — Occupy Seattle, immigrant rights groups and others will hold a series of rallies and marches on Tuesday.

The planned May Day activities have led Mayor Mike McGinn to issue a warning that some of the protesters may be planning to use violence and disruptive behavior. McGinn says city officials have evidence of such plans.

Mayor Mike McGinn also says that residents could experience traffic delays.

Some rallies will be centered at Westlake Park in downtown Seattle, the plaza where Occupy Seattle led a camp out that lasted a few weeks last fall and rose tensions between police and demonstrators.

One of the immigrant rights groups — El Comité Pro Reforma Migratoria Y Justicia Social — says they are working with other organizations to ensure no disrupting behavior takes place during their annual march.

— Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.


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