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Police thank you for your patience with POTUS (except the cyclist in the orange shirt)

By johnboy 17 November 2011 36

cyclist and the motorcade

The Chief Police Officer for the ACT has extended his thanks to Canberra’s residents for their cooperation and understanding over the past few days in which the President of the United States, Barack H. Obama, has been visiting the nation’s capital.

Air Force One, carrying POTUS, departed Fairbairn Airport in Canberra at 1.31pm today (Thursday, November 18) en route to Darwin.

During his short overnight stay in Canberra, the President gave an address to Parliament, visited the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at the Australian War Memorial, spoke with students and teachers at Campbell High School, and stopped off at the US Embassy.

CPO Roman Quaedvlieg expressed his gratitude to Canberrans for their patience and tolerance as local traffic was disrupted due to passage of the Presidential motorcade.

“We are aware that some people were inconvenienced by the security envelope which surrounds the President and his motorcade but we also need to keep in mind that Canberra was privileged to have a world leader visiting our national capital. Canberra is one of only two places visited by President Obama on this, his inaugural visit to Australia,” Assistant Commissioner Quaedvlieg said.

“This very successful visit was the culmination of an enormous planning, logistics and liaison effort behind the scenes, involving our ACT Policing officers, the AFP, the Department of Defence, and the US Secret Service. The efforts of many officers, such as the bomb response team and our traffic and route security members, go unheralded but are vital to ensure the safe and smooth passage of these high-profile guests to our city.”

“To all our members who made this happen, many thanks.”

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

Thanks to Stephen for the lovely photo sent in with this note:

The cyclist in the orange shirt was about to cross the intersection – in the middle of the Obama motorcade! He veers away at the last moment as a police officer cuts in front of him. That’s Obama in the car on the left.

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dvaey 12:03 am 19 Nov 11

G-Fresh said :

Perhaps he was crossing as a pedestrian (it’s green guys)

Then maybe he should have dismounted?

If he was crossing, where was he coming from? If he was coming from the pedestrian crossing side, he would be closer to the policeman, unless he jumped to the right by about 3′ before the photo was taken.

Plus, the note attached to the photo, suggests he was trying to cross until he was stopped.

lennon 11:44 pm 18 Nov 11

it’s the tank man from tiananmen square all over again!

ivyisabella 9:44 pm 18 Nov 11

Another fantastic example of a dimwit cyclist who thinks that his shit does not stink!

God damn police officer! We nearly had 1 less F#$k wit riding on the roads!

And, like the majority of cyclists, he probably still thought that he wasn’t doing anything wrong!

poetix 8:18 pm 18 Nov 11

Thinking about this again, I have to say well done to the policeman, who probably saved this cyclist from being shot by all the unseen men in black. He didn’t know for sure that the man was just a harmless fool when he ran towards him, did he? It was actually very brave, however much we can laugh about it now. (As I did earlier.)

Great photo, Stephen. Best of the Presidential visit, as you caught something unscripted.

p1 8:17 pm 18 Nov 11

Stevian said :

p1 said :

I thought Obama was a Muslim.

And that is why we are a joke around the world

You are kidding right? It is the US teaparty who are convinced he is a Muslim born in Kenya.

farnarkler 7:34 pm 18 Nov 11

Aren’t kardashians from Star Trek???

Stevian 7:07 pm 18 Nov 11

p1 said :

Jivrashia said :

It’s an Orangemen who’s come half way around the world to lay low an Irish Catholic bastard!

I thought Obama was a Muslim.

And that is why we are a joke around the world

phototext 6:22 pm 18 Nov 11

“What’s a kardashian?

Some sort of knitted vest?”

Gold!

G-Fresh 3:18 pm 18 Nov 11

Perhaps he was crossing as a pedestrian (it’s green guys)

Jivrashia said :

It’s an Orangemen who’s come half way around the world to lay low an Irish Catholic bastard!

Damn Irish Catholic Bastards!

p1 12:32 pm 18 Nov 11

Disinformation said :

p1 said :

Jivrashia said :

It’s an Orangemen who’s come half way around the world to lay low an Irish Catholic bastard!

I thought Obama was a Muslim.

Ah, yeah. I can see a Muslim getting voted in for President of the USA. You’ve got to be trolling. Nobody could be that dumb.

But it must be true, it was on Fox News.

Disinformation 12:15 pm 18 Nov 11

p1 said :

Jivrashia said :

It’s an Orangemen who’s come half way around the world to lay low an Irish Catholic bastard!

I thought Obama was a Muslim.

Ah, yeah. I can see a Muslim getting voted in for President of the USA. You’ve got to be trolling. Nobody could be that dumb.

TheDancingDjinn 11:33 am 18 Nov 11

davo101 said :

Deref said :

What’s a kardashian?

Some sort of knitted vest?

Best reply ever!!

shirty_bear 10:51 am 18 Nov 11

Fine line between brave and stupid … champ appears to have one foot either side.

HenryBG 9:38 am 18 Nov 11

Anna Key said :

C’mon, the lights are orange, its still safe to cross…

Approaching a US presidential motorcade and with a couple of loaded saddlebags. Potentially a Darwin award winner

Failed Darwin Award entrant. I like it.

davo101 9:33 am 18 Nov 11

Deref said :

What’s a kardashian?

Some sort of knitted vest?

Deref 9:14 am 18 Nov 11

phototext said :

Perhaps he thought it was one of the Kardashians in the big stretch limo with security detail and large crowd of onlookers and thought it would be fine to cross.

What’s a kardashian?

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