SEATTLE (AP) — Local officials are warning of traffic disruptions and a possibility of violence as several rallies and marches are set to converge in downtown Seattle Tuesday.

Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn has warned residents there could be traffic delays. He has said city officials have evidence — including graffiti and posters — that some people plan to use the demonstrations as “an opportunity to commit violence, damage property and disrupt peaceful free speech activity.”

The Seattle Times says Occupy Seattle plan to rally at Westlake Park at noon.

The annual May Day march led by immigrant-rights activists is set to start at 5 p.m. at Judkins Park in the city’s Central Area. Thousands are marching downtown for rallies in front of the Federal Building and Wells Fargo building.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.


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