SEATTLE, Wash. (CBS Seattle) — Seattle is preparing for May Day marches and protests Friday, the first of which is expected to kick off just before 11 a.m.

According to the Capitol Hill Seattle Blog, there are three marches and rallies planned:

May!st black and lumpen (black lives matter) is a Black Lives Matter march planned for 10:25 a.m. at MLK Memorial Park.

Marcha Y Manifestacion Anual del 1o de Mayo is a rally for worker and immigrant rights, planned for 2:00 p.m. at Judkins Park.

May Day Anticapitalist March starts at 6:00 p.m. at Seattle Central College.

There is also an anti-police brutality protest planned Wednesday evening (April 29) at Westlake.

The Seattle Police Department is preparing for this year’s protests, and would like to repeat what they believed was a somewhat “successful” 2014 May Day.

Seattle Police Captian Chris Fowler told KING 5 officers respect the right to express free speech, but will intervene with the marches if protesters “start moving into violence of action or serious property damage.”

Protesters may block some roads as they pass through. The Seattle Department of Transportation is advising travelers to be aware of the events and plan accordingly.

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