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Grand Blvd. from Pershing to 25th St. closed Saturday for rally near KC park

Washington Square Park in Kansas City was the scene of a rally in January that coincided with the Women’s March on Washington.
Washington Square Park in Kansas City was the scene of a rally in January that coincided with the Women’s March on Washington.

Several streets near Washington Square Park in Kansas City will be closed Saturday due to a planned rally.

Kansas City Police Chief Rick Smith said in a blog post that police are aware of and prepared for a rally set for Washington Square Park on Saturday.

The rally, Smith said, is slated to involve numerous groups and hundreds of people from across the political and ideological spectrum.

To accommodate the demonstration, Grand Boulevard will be closed Saturday morning and afternoon from Pershing to about 25th Street, Smith said.

Emergency no-parking signs will be placed around Washington Square Park.

“If you park on the street in that area, please move your vehicle by Friday night to prevent it from being towed,” Smith wrote.

Drivers can still access Crown Center’s parking garage from the south entrance.

Police plan to be highly visible during the event, Smith said.

Toriano Porter: 816-234-4779, @torianoporter

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