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Boston's 4th Celebration Brings More Security

Cities across the country are beefing up security for their July 4th celebrations, since it’s the largest public event since the Boston Marathon bombings.

In Boston, in addition to more police, National Guard members will be manning security checkpoints. And if you look up, you’ll see more security cameras, too.

From the Here & Now Contributors Network, Fred Bever from WBUR in Boston reports on the increased security, and concerns being raised by the American Civil Liberties Union.

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About a half million spectators typically turnout for Boston’s Fourth of July celebration along the Charles River. (kyleshank/Flickr)
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About a half million spectators typically turnout for Boston’s Fourth of July celebration along the Charles River. (kyleshank/Flickr)

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