[ExI] Tightest security in the history of APEC? ...
emlynoregan at gmail.com
Fri Sep 7 08:31:11 UTC 2007
And yet, some Australian comedians managed to penetrate the security
by posing as a Canadian motorcade:
"Sydney has apparently put in place the tightest security measures in
history for the summit.
But despite those measures, eyebrows were raised when 11 members of an
Australian comedy show were arrested Thursday after duping APEC
officials with a fake motorcade, carrying an actor dressed up as Osama
The motorcade, bearing a Canadian flag, got within metres of Sydney's
InterContinental Hotel where Bush was staying before it was stopped.
At that point, it had already passed two security checkpoints when
guards waved them on.
The show, "The Chaser's War on Everything" is an Australian
Broadcasting Corporation program. The public network released a
statement shortly after the cast and crew members were arrested,
saying it was never their attention to enter a restricted zone. "
"One of the cast members told the media that Canada was chosen because
they thought it was a country police wouldn't scrutinize too closely
and could get away with having a small motorcade. "
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