Dozens of police officers in riot gear contained more than 200 Ethiopian activists who jammed a small Maryland town’s square Saturday to protest their prime minister’s involvement in a global economic summit at nearby Camp David.
Protesters who hope to make their voices heard at a global economic summit at Camp David said they plan peaceful demonstrations Friday in the nearby town of Thurmont.
Some of the most powerful men and women in the world are arriving in Western Maryland. The G-8 Summit is getting underway outside Thurmont and the small mountain town is buzzing with activity.
Ethiopian expatriates, unmanned drone replicas and an anti-nuclear Buddhist monk are heading to the Maryland mountain town of Thurmont in hopes of influencing world leaders at a global economic summit at nearby Camp David on Friday and Saturday.
Leaders from the most powerful countries in the world descend on Maryland for the G-8 Summit. Critical world issues will be on the table, including the European financial crisis and the war on terror. And it’s all happening in a small mountain town.
Security is high in Frederick County as leaders from around the globe visit Camp David. They are gathering for the G-8 Summit to discuss a variety of critical issues, including the economic crisis in Europe.
With foreign leaders coming to Maryland to meet with President Barack Obama next week, security will be heavy. Even though the annual G8 summit will be tucked away at Camp David, it’s visiting protesters police are preparing for.
The Department of Natural Resources says it will close Cunningham Falls State Park near Thurmont to all public access during the G-8 Summit.
A small Maryland community moves into the international spotlight. In less than three months, the G8 Economic Summit will get underway at Camp David in Frederick County.
The National Park Service says sharpshooters killed 226 white-tailed deer at Catoctin Mountain Park near Thurmont in the third year of a herd-reduction program.
The upcoming G-8 economic summit at Camp David has put the neighboring town of Thurmont on alert for international dignitaries, big-name journalists and protesters.
The Maryland State Highway Administration says the second lane of a mountain road in northern Frederick County could reopen by June.