G-8 activists predict peaceful Md. protests

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Associated Press

Posted on May 18, 2012 at 12:32 PM

Updated Friday, May 18 at 12:33 PM

THURMONT, Md. (AP) — Protesters focusing on a global economic summit at Camp David say they plan peaceful demonstrations in the nearby town of Thurmont.

Occupy movement members from as far away as Arizona arrived in the mountain town Friday to wave signs and banners along U.S. 15. Police kept them several miles from the presidential retreat about an hour north of Washington.

Occupy Baltimore members say they expect hundreds of demonstrators in Thurmont Saturday.

Organizer Beth Emmerling says they aim to educate the public, not disrupt the meeting of leaders of the Group of Eight leading industrial nations.

Police say those who arrived Friday haven't caused any trouble.

Emmerling says she's looking forward to a headline reading, "First G-8, no arrests."

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