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WASHINGTON — Secret Service Director Joseph Clancy apologized Monday to an organizer of a child cancer vigil that was disrupted Saturday evening at a park near the White House because of security operations.
Mike Gillette, an advocate for CureFest for Childhood Cancer, said Clancy expressed his regrets for the incident in which a group of more than 700 people was removed from Lafayette Square just before the start of a candlelight gathering aimed at raising awareness for child victims of cancer.
“He was very open and honest, saying that they (Secret Service) made a mistake,” Gillette said. “We never thought there was any malice intended. We’re just a bunch of families who care about kids with cancer.”
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