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05/07/04

Sheriff Says Chatham County Ready for G-8 Protests

Protestors found their way into today's Congressional hearing on the abuse of Iraqi prisoners. Just as defense secretary Donald Rumsfeld began his testimony, protestors stood up and called for Rumsfeld's resignation, and then they were led away.

Similar protests are expected to be a part of the approaching G-8 and Chatham County Sheriff Al St. Lawrence says his deputies are prepared to handle them.

They will be able to accommodate anyone who may be arrested. "Those that get arrested are going to be normal run-of-the-business, but the fact that they can come in and post bond doesn't mean they're going to get out right away, cause we can accommodate everybody," he said.

The sheriff's department has been training for the G-8 since January.

Reported by: Kim Angelastro, kangelastro@wtoc.com

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