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RICHMOND, Va. — A planned protest in downtown Richmond following Monday’s grand jury announcement in Ferguson, Missouri has GRTC Transit System warning riders about potential disruptions. The protest is scheduled to take place at about 4:30 p.m. near the John Marshall Courts Building.

“This event may hinder traffic along 9th Street between Broad and Leigh Streets in addition to Clay and 8th Streets,” GRTC Public Relations Manager Joan Straszewski advised. “People who plan to ride the bus to or from the Temporary Transfer Plaza at that time of day are advised of a possibility of major service disruptions, although the event may not escalate to a point where service is disrupted.”

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GRTC said it planned to staff the Temporary Transfer Plaza with supervisors who can “direct riders where to find their bus in the event that traffic is detoured from 9th Street.”

Anyone with questions is asked to call GRTC Customer Service Center for details at 358-GRTC (4782).

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