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Street closures set for Trayvon Martin rally

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SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

Street closures will be in effect Saturday morning in downtown Savannah for a walk by several churches to City Hall and a prayer service in Wright Square. 

Streets around Wright Square will be closed For the Rally For Justice Trayvon Martin, which is scheduled to start at about 11 a.m. after a prayer service on the south side of Bay Street, according to Savannah-Chatham Metro Police.  

Rally participants are expected to meet before 10 a.m. at the parking lot at Gwinnett Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. They will walk east on West Gwinnett Street to Montgomery Street, head north on Montgomery Street to Charlton Street and then will walk north on Bull Street to Bay Street.  

Bay Street will not be closed, but streets around City Market could be affected during the short prayer service in front of City Hall. 

Police will begin moving cars from the area around Wright Square about 8 a.m. to prepare for the crowd.  

Traffic will be blocked at Whitaker and York streets, Bull and Oglethorpe Avenue, Drayton and President streets, Drayton and State streets, and Bull and Broughton streets during the rally, according to police. Drivers have as the procession heads to Wright Square. 

The walk and rally are being sponsored by Connor's Temple Baptist Church and First Tabernacle Baptist Church.

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