Thursday, July 4, 2013

'Enhanced Security' For Philadelphia's July 4th Celebration

Bob Warner at the Philadelphia Inquirer offers a piece on Philadelphia's increased security measures during the July 4th celebration.

Philadelphia city officials aren't talking about the particulars, but say they have detailed security plans in place to protect the large crowds expected at public events on Independence Day and the rest of the holiday weekend.

"There have been no incidents and we'd like to keep it that way," Mayor Nutter said Wednesday as he briefed reporters on the city's July Fourth plans, after reading a storybook to youngsters at the Smith Memorial Playground.

"There will be enhanced security," Nutter said. "Obviously, there are going to be a lot of people out there at a lot of different venues. . . . You'll certainly see uniformed personnel and telescoping stations and outdoor video surveillance. . . . And then there's a bunch of stuff that you won't see and that I can't talk about."

The city's July Fourth events begin with a 10 a.m. Independence Day ceremony at Independence Hall, followed by a parade.

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And to learn more about Philly's July 4th celebration you can check out the Visit Philly web site via the below link:

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