Mayor Marty Burns does not think protestors will get out of hand.
Thurmont will be the center of global attention this weekend as the G-8 Summit gets underway at Camp David. Mayor Marty Burns was asked if the number of visitors has already increased in town.
"Currently, right now we have not seen any significant increase at all attributed to the G-8. We think we will see them starting this week, maybe it'll be Tuesday or Wednesday-ish, that people will starting come through town. That's what the anticipation is," Mayor Burns said.
Local police agencies have been preparing for the past two months and burns said he does not think the protesting will get out of hand.
"So far to date, we've had very good conversations with our local police chief Greg Eyler who's worked with all those organizations proactively. We invite them to exercise their constitutional right to protest and demonstrate. They've agreed to do it peacefully and we don't expect anything different," Mayor Burns said.
He hopes the summit is an economic windfall for Thurmont businesses. Police are asking anyone that may see anything suspicious to call. The G-8 takes place this Friday and Saturday.