Anti-Car Barricades Designed for U.S. Consulate in Toronto

Associated Press

Special barricades designed like planter boxes will be put in front of the U.S. Consulate in Toronto to prevent terrorists from driving cars full of dynamite through the front doors.

"They won't be able to stop a tank, but they'll certainly prevent a car from ramming into the building," Samuel Cass, Metropolitan Toronto roads commissioner, said last week.

The United States has been beefing up security at its embassies and consulates around the world since 1983, when 258 U.S. servicemen and diplomats were killed during an attack on U.S. Marine barracks in Beirut.

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