Tight security on opening day of U.S. Africa Leaders Summit
Monday, August 04, 2014 - 01:05
Security is tight in Washington as dozens of African leaders convene for the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit. Nathan Frandino reports.
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With bomb-sniffing dogs and barricaded buildings, security is tight in the nation's capital. Both local and federal police are maintaining a heavy presence as the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit opens, drawing nearly 50 African leaders to town. Attendees are set to participate in talks on security, governance and democracy. And with the leaders have come protesters with a variety of grievances. This group wants to draw attention to Ethiopia. (SOUNDBITE) (English) ALI ABADIR PROTESTER AGAINST ETHIOPIA SAYING: "We are sending specially a message to Obama to stop supporting the dictator in Ethiopia which is here. They are the cause for a lot of journalists, religious freedoms are opposed in Ethiopia." The summit is set to last three days. Amid such a heavy security presence the only incidents reported so far have turned out to be false alarms.
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