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Ottawa city officials say Israel flag-raising ceremony will be private event

The Canadian Press   

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Ottawa city officials say Israel’s flag will be raised Tuesday in a private event to mark the country’s national day.

In a statement, the city says it’s agreed to allow the Jewish Federation of Ottawa to hold a ceremony but it’s not giving details about where or when it will be.

Last week, the city said it decided to cancel the annual flag-raising event because of concerns it would pose a risk to public safety.

No details were provided about security concerns.

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That prompted outcry from local and federal politicians, including Mayor Mark Sutcliffe.

Sutcliffe said on Friday that he asked police and city officials to find a way to hold the event safely.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 13, 2024.


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