City of Pittsburgh issues statement on presidential visit


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Gage Goulding, Assistant News Editor

PITTSBURGH — With President Donald Trump visiting Pittsburgh, the city’s Department of Public Safety urged Pittsburgh to be patient.

“We ask residents and commuters to plan ahead and avoid the East End of the city, and to exercise patience when encountering traffic delays this afternoon due to temporary road closures,” said the city in a statement.

City officials did acknowledge that protests against the president are planned and extra law enforcement officers will be made available.

“We understand protests are planned, but we are confident all involved will spend today focusing on the victims and their families, some of whom are burying loved ones today,” said the city.

Thousands of community members gathered in Squirrel Hill and marched on Forbes Avenue, arms locked together singing as they carried banners denouncing Trump.

The president and the first lady visited the memorial outside of the synagogue and visited victims at UPMC Presbyterian in Oakland.

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