As most of you are aware, IMF, World Bank and Anti-War demonstrations will take place from Thursday, April 10, through Tuesday, April 15. In the past, these meetings have presented the opportunity for the anti-globalization movement to protest. The IMF, WB and Anti-War demonstrations have a combined estimated participation of 10,000 - 50,000. Sources feel that participation may be tempered due to recent events with the war. However, no one really knows.
The first scheduled event was on Thursday morning at 8:00 am in front of the IMF/WB complex. There is a good possibility that a non-permitted march could occur this afternoon, April 11th. This most likely will be on Pennsylvania Avenue, between IMF/WB and the White House. The Metropolitan Police Department will be out in force for these events. Main protests, as previously outlined, are scheduled for Saturday and Sunday from late morning to late afternoon. Additionally, some of these protesters will be around Monday and Tuesday to lobby Congress. There is word that they plan "die-ins" during rush hour on Monday morning.
Road closures will be kept to a minimum but may be needed depending on protest activity. The following roads are scheduled to be closed from early Saturday morning until at least Sunday evening:
The US Park Service has issued permits for the protesters to use the following areas during the weekend: Malcolm X Park, Murrow Park, Dupont Circle, Lincoln Park, the Ellipse and the Mall. Basically, all parks are permitted for use.