Protest march, doughnut race fill downtown Raleigh streets Saturday

From staff reportsFebruary 7, 2014 

Downtown Raleigh will be filled – and some streets temporarily closed – Saturday morning because of the Krispy Kreme Challenge and the HKonJ march.

Krispy Kreme Challenge: The annual fundraising run will feature an estimated 7,700 runners racing from the Bell Tower at N.C. State University to the Krispy Kreme on Person Street and back. Runners will leave the Bell Tower at 8:30 a.m. The route extends on Hillsborough Street and the northern streets of downtown.

HKonJ People’s Assembly: Thousands are expected to take part in this march – also known as the “Moral March on Raleigh” – against policies adopted by the state legislature last year. It’s an extension of last summer’s “Moral Monday” protests. A pre-rally begins at 9 a.m. at Shaw University downtown, then participants will march up Wilmington and Fayetteville streets, culminating in an 11 a.m. rally across from the state Capitol.

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