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Protesters demand Academy drop 'irresponsible' security firm
Protesters demand Academy drop 'irresponsible' security firm

About 40 security officers and community members rallied at the 86th annual Academy Awards nominee luncheon on Monday in hopes of getting the Oscars to stop using Security Industry Specialists as its security provider for the annual event. A group of about five security officers attempted to hand-deliver a signed letter from community leaders asking the Academy to reevaluate its decision to hire SIS, said security officer Robert Branch. "SIS is an irresponsible security firm that falls short of the high standards the Academy has traditionally set for the Oscars," Service Employees International Union wrote in the letter, a copy of...

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