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Officials fear branches could be weapons at G20

Saplings are the latest victims of the G20 summit.

Police say that after dismantling garbage cans and mail boxes, small trees are being uprooted around the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.

It's the area where the meetings of world leaders will be held June 26-27.

Security officials fear that tree branches could be used as weapons by demonstrators.

The trees are being hauled away until the summit is over, then they'll be replanted.

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