Secret Service warns of protests and road closures during NATO summit

The Secret Service has informed residents and those who work in Washington, D.C., that certain areas of the city will be off-limits when the city hosts the NATO summit next month.

This year’s NATO summit will be held from July 9-11 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. As such, the Secret Service has cautioned residents ahead of time that security of the event could affect travel routes throughout the city.

“While we strive to minimize any inconvenience, people should expect to experience increased traffic on both roads and walkways due to street closures and other restrictions, particularly in areas where the event will occur,” Special Agent Matt Stoller said. “Vehicular public transportation and pedestrian impacts should be expected in the downtown area around the Washington Convention Center, the Carnegie Library, Mount Vernon Square, and the Mellon Auditorium.”

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