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Tuesday, May 27, 2008

President Bush Visit Prompts Tight Security in Salt Lake City, Park City

President Bush will be in Utah Wednesday afternoon and will leave Thursday, prompting tightened security around Salt Lake and Park City. Exact travel routes are confidential but traffic may be disrupted in some places during the visit.

The Deseret Morning News has these details about the visit. Below are excerpts.

"Bush is scheduled to arrive in Utah Wednesday afternoon to attend two fundraisers for McCain, his party's presumptive presidential nominee. The president is also to meet with LDS Church leaders Thursday morning before he leaves the state.

"McCain won't be in Utah, but his former rival for the GOP nomination, Mitt Romney, is coming to host one of the fundraisers at his Deer Valley vacation home....

"Two protests are planned in Salt Lake City during Bush's visit, including an hour-long "Peace and Human Rights Rally" set to start at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Salt Lake City-County Building led by former Salt Lake Mayor Rocky Anderson.

"Another protest organized by the grassroots group is scheduled at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Salt Lake City Library."


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