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Chapel Hill Residents, Merchants To Meet Over Halloween Hassles

Posted December 12, 2001

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Chapel Hill

residents say despite efforts to reduce crowds and crime, they were not too happy about the city's security measures on Halloween night.

For the first time, the town closed off roads leading to Franklin Street in an effort to scale down the annual Halloween bash. Streets up to a mile and a half away were blocked.

Many homeowners said that it was difficult to get to and from their homes that night.

Many shop owners complained about business lost due to the street closings.

A meeting sponsored by the ACLU will examine the civil rights issues raised by those security measures. That meeting will be held on Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the Chapel Hill Courthouse.

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