The Atherton Police Department plans to close streets in the vicinity of Edge Road and Oak Grove Avenue in Atherton from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. today (Thursday, July 15), when members of the California Nurses Association plan to protest at the Atherton home of Republican gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman.
Police, who said that up to 1,000 people may demonstrate, plan to close streets in the area to non-local traffic from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
"Residents are urged to avoid Oak Grove Avenue between Middlefield Road and Greenoaks Drive, as well as Toyon Road and Edge Road during these hours," police said in a statement.
"The Police Department will attempt to accommodate residents who wish to access their homes on these streets, but will not allow traffic which can reasonably use alternate routes."
About 25 to 30 police officers from the Atherton Police Department, as well as police from other agencies including Redwood City and San Carlos, will be present at the protest, Atherton police Lt. Joe Wade said.
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