The New York City Police Department
has issued parade and sound device permits for United for Peace and Justice’s
“National Mobilization” against the war, Saturday, October 27, 2007.
Participants who want to be near the
front of the march should arrive early and approach Broadway from cross-town
streets between 18th and 22nd Streets.
The front of the parade will form at
17th Street and
Broadway and Union
After a pre-march rally at noon,
the march itself is scheduled to step off on Broadway and 17th Street
at Union Square at 1 p.m. on Saturday, and proceed south on Union Square East
into Broadway and onto Worth Street, where the march will turn east to Foley
In addition to closing the main
march route to vehicular traffic, the New York City Police Department will close
to vehicular traffic the side streets between 17th
Street and 22nd
Street, between Park Avenue
South and 7th
These side streets will be reserved
as feeder lines into the main march down Broadway. The organizers are expected
to assign groups that want to march together to specific side streets.
Police officers and UPJ volunteers
will direct marchers to the next street
north if feeder streets fill to capacity.
Again, the best bet for being near
the front, is to arrive early and enter Broadway from the feeder streets, 18th
to 22nd Streets from Park Avenue
South on the east and 7th
Avenue on the west.
Another best bet: To avoid
congestion at the 14th Street
subway stops, go to the 23rd
Street subway stations or subway stations farther north
and get to the feeder streets from there.
Charter buses will drop participants
on the west side of 7th Avenue
between 18th and 22nd Streets. Once emptied of passengers, the charter buses
will proceed to the pickup locations near the march’s terminus. After the march,
returning passengers will find their charter buses parked on both sides of
Church Street between
Worth Street and
White Street and on both sides
of 6th Avenue between
Church Street and
Reminder: Signs may be carried on cardboard
poles, but no wood or metal is permitted.