Could not work out WHAT was going on. Cops posted at the roundabouts (Russell/King’s Ave, and everything to the airport). And heading out on Pialligo Ave towards Queanbeyan, 6.30pm-ish, traffic was stopped at the Fairbairn gates. About 15 minutes before, guns had been going off, so evidently some head of state. So the cops (heaps of them, on bikes and cars) steamed along with all their lights going, and then a long line of various cars, vans, some white ones with crowns on the number plates, fat black vans, 3 murrays coaches, Uncle Tom Cobbleigh and all… while we sat there, looking at them. The minute they were past, the cops let us all go. I hate to think how backed up back towards the airport the line was.
The mid-evening ABC news was most helpful, it was Hu Jintao, Boss of China.
[ED (Kramer) – Hu is flitting around the country before APEC starts. He arrived from Perth tonight, and is currently having dinner with the GG at Govt House. More details of Hu’s upcoming escapades are in this report.]