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  Police target truant protesters
Updated 18 November 2003, 15.01

Police are targeting kids who intend to skip school to protest against US President George Bush's visit.

Metropolitan Police officers will be told on Wednesday to approach school kids and take them to school if they don't have a good reason to be out.

Protest marches are expected in London, and teachers have said any kids that miss school to attend will be punished.

14,000 British police will be involved in keeping Mr Bush safe, and he is bringing hundreds of guards with him.

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President Bush

On Monday, a 61-year-old woman was able to get through security to hang a US flag upside down on the gates of Buckingham Palace, where Mr Bush will be staying.

Mr Bush arrives in Britain on Tuesday evening, and plans to leave on Friday.

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