More details of papal visit restrictions announced

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 At a press conference held Thursday, Mayor Michael Nutter releases new details about the security perimeter during the papal visit (Courtesy of the Mayor's office)

At a press conference held Thursday, Mayor Michael Nutter releases new details about the security perimeter during the papal visit (Courtesy of the Mayor's office)

Philadelphia officials have filled in some more blanks about the papal visit.

A week ago, the city released its plan for a three-square mile green zone where cars will not be admitted during the late September weekend of the papal visit.

Now Mayor Michael Nutter says people will have to deal with two other zones.

“The secure perimeter will have a fence with entry points where people will walk through a magnetometer.

Vehicles will need to be removed from inside this secure perimeter.”

Two of these red zones will be established, one from City Hall to the Art Museum for the Saturday and Sunday events — the other around Independence Hall for the papal speech Saturday.  The second zone will fan out between the secure perimeter and the no car zone.

Nutter said the zones are to make the city streets safe for pedestrians expected to flood into town to see Pope Francis.

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