City Announces Important Information before Tuesday’s Peace March Honoring George Floyd – Houston TX News

City Announces Important Information before Tuesday’s Peace March Honoring George Floyd

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** City of Houston ———————————————————— ———————————————————— Mayor’s Office Media Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: 06/01/2020 View this email in your browser (mailchi.mp/houstontx/city-announces-important-information-before-tuesdays-peace-march-honoring-george-floyd?e=837d2e2090) The City of Houston announces closures and media information in advance of Tuesday’s peace march honoring George Floyd. HOUSTON – Mayor Sylvester Turner will join members of George Floyd’s family and community activists to march from Discovery Green to City Hall Tuesday, June 2, 2020. The march is not a city – sponsored event, but is organized by Houston rappers Trae the Truth and Bun B, among others. The march is scheduled to begin at 3 p.m. at 1500 McKinney St.
In preparation for the demonstration, increased traffic and road closures, all City of Houston facilities located in Downtown Houston are scheduled for early closure.
Municipal Courts – scheduled for closure at noon
HPD 1200 Travis – scheduled for closure at noon
HPW 611 Walker – scheduled for closure at 1 p.m.
Central Library/Julia B. Ideson Building – scheduled for closure at 1 p.m.
City Hall – scheduled for closure at 1 p.m.
City Hall Annex – scheduled for closure at 1 p.m.
Houston Permitting Center – scheduled for closure at 1 p.m.
MEDIA, PLEASE MAKE NOTE OF THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION * City Hall press riser location – lower plaza against Reflection pool wall – see map * There will be a mult-box – at the media riser * Media parking – City Hall Annex public level – entrance at Walker Street and Bagby St (Theater District Garage #3). * There will be no parking on 400 — 500 block of McKinney St and Bagby St. HPD will control and direct traffic in those areas. * All media should carry identification/especially for parking access * All media should wear a mask or face covering. Please encourage the crowd to wear face coverings, and as much as possible, maintain social distancing and practice good hygiene.

Contact:
Mary Benton Director of Communications Office: 832.393.0830 Mobile: 713.208.6229 Mary.Benton@houstontx.gov (mailto:Mary.Benton@houstontx.gov)
Tejal Patel Deputy Press Secretary Office: 832.393.0808 Mobile: 832.459.9706 Tejal.Patel (mailto:tejal.patel@houstontx.gov) @houstontx.g (mailto:tejal.patel@houstontx.gov) ov (mailto:tejal.patel@houstontx.gov)

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