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President Bush’s Visit
(Tuesday, November 30/04)--
Policing services within Halifax Regional Municipality are taking
all steps to ensure the safety of residents during the visit by
President George Bush tomorrow, Mayor Peter Kelly said today.
Mayor Kelly said that although security will be tight during the visit by the U.S. President to Halifax, residents should not have to experience long delays, if any, in traffic and should not be inconvenienced to any great extent during the visit.
"This is not the first time a U.S. President has visited Halifax and security forces are trained to handle these kinds of events," he said. "Our hope is that the President and his officials enjoy their visit to Halifax and that our residents enjoy the experience tomorrow."
HRP Deputy Chief Christopher McNeil."We understand high-school students are being encouraged to take part in anti-U.S. demonstrations,"
The Deputy Chief urges parents to discuss with their children the right to protest peacefully and orderly, and to avoid situations where they may get caught up, even unintentionally, in unlawful activities.
Protestors are expected to gather and rally in the Grand Parade tomorrow at 10 a.m. and later march to south end Halifax, where another rally is scheduled to take place at Cornwallis Park in front of the Westin Hotel.
Mayor Peter Kelly
Corporate Communications Officer
(902) 490-4044 (fax)