29 August 2002

Now this could REALLY get interesting…

The next World Bank meeting is due to be held in Washington, DC on September 25th. However, DC’s police chief says his force won’t provide security coverage unless the attendees come up with a few million dollars to pay for it—as the force still hasn’t been reimbursed for the millions it spent trying to protect the previous meetings from protestors.

Other agencies are also waiting to see if they’ll get paid; having requested 3,000 officers from elsewhere, DC police have only had 700 volunteers…

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