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G7 Meeting Coming To Pittsburgh, Police Gearing Up For Possible Protests

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) - The city and county police are currently training for a G7 meeting in Pittsburgh.

KDKA investigator Andy Sheehan police are preparing for the event.

The Associated Press is reporting the foreign ministers of the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and Canada will be attending. AP reports it will be held March 24 to March 25.

Police are also training for the possibility of protests.

Mayor Bill Peduto's spokesperson Tim McNulty released a statement, saying:

"We expect impacts on downtown business and traffic to be minimal. The Department of Public Safety and other local agencies are working with the State Department on preparations, as we do very regularly when dignitaries visit the city. If road closures or other impacts on downtown stakeholders and residents are implemented that will be communicated closer to the event."

The last major worldwide conference in Pittsburgh was the G20 Summit in 2009.

Stay with KDKA for the latest on this developing story.

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