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Fearful of protestors, Florida Chamber of Commerce hires security, assigns threat levels



Fearful that protestors might storm their doors during the legislative session, the Florida Chamber of Commerce is on lockdown — hiring off-duty Tallahassee Police officers to stand guard in the parking lot and establishing security codes (Red, Orange and Yellow) so employees know the threat level.

Chamber President Mark Wilson said Thursday that he ordered the precautions after hearing of protests that led to the destruction of public property in states like Wisconsin.

"We've been picketed by ACORN before,'' Wilson noted. "They brought people in on buses and pushed open our front door a few years ago.''

Read Lucy Morgan's story here.

[Last modified: Thursday, March 10, 2011 8:39pm]


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