It appears the White House has realized that a major protest by it’s own left-wing and radical anarchists during an election year may be problematic to it’s re-election efforts. Even in Obama’s hometown of Chicago and with Obama supporter Rahm Emanuel as it’s Mayor, they are worried that they cannot contain the potential protestors. The White House Released the following statement
In May, the United States looks forward to hosting the G-8 and NATO Summits. To facilitate a free-flowing discussion with our close G-8 partners, the President is inviting his fellow G-8 leaders to Camp David on May 18-19 for the G-8 Summit, which will address a broad range of economic, political and security issues. The President will then welcome NATO allies and partners to his hometown of Chicago for the NATO Summit on May 20-21, which will be the premier opportunity this year for the President to continue his efforts to strengthen NATO in order to ensure that the Atlantic Alliance remains the most successful alliance in history, while charting the way forward in Afghanistan.
Security fears? Chicago G8 Summit canceled, relocated to Camp David
Amid concerns over thousands of protestors descending on Chicago, Illinois for the G-8 Summit this spring, the event have been moved to the presidential compound at Camp David, Maryland, around an hour outside of Washington.
Leaders from the United States, Russia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the UK and European Union were expected to arrive in Chicago this May for the annual meeting of the world’s largest economies. Protesters also had plans for the Windy City, however, and demonstration groups including Occupy Wall Street offshoots had begun orchestrating events to coincide with the meeting. Now barely two months before the event is slated to occur, the G-8 Summit is being moved outside of Chicago to Camp David, a suburban city outside of the US capital that serves as a historic retreat locale for America’s commander-in-chief.
“In May, the United States looks forward to hosting the G-8 and NATO Summits. To facilitate a free-flowing discussion with our close G-8 partners, the president is inviting his fellow G-8 leaders to Camp David on May 18-19 for the G-8 Summit, which will address a broad range of economic, political and security issues,” reads a statement released Monday by the White House.
After the G-8 Summit, the NATO meeting is expected to continue as planned in Chicago on May 20 through 21.
Chicago 2012 G8 & NATO Summits
The White House just announced the G8 Summit will be moved to Camp David. The NATO Summit will remain in Chicago and will be May 20-21.
Resist the Chicago G8/NATO Summits
G8 summit moved from Chicago to Camp David
White House gives no reason for shift, saying only that Obama is inviting leaders to Maryland to ‘facilitate free-flowing discussion’