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Ottawa shooting leads to tighter Remembrance Day security

11/07/2014 05:00 EST | Updated 01/06/2015 05:59 EST
More police officers will be monitoring this year's Remembrance Day ceremony at the National War Memorial in Ottawa after two soldiers were killed on Canadian soil recently in separate cities.

Ottawa police said there will be an increased police presence around the memorial where Cpl. Nathan Cirillo was shot to death the morning of Oct. 22.

A few days earlier, Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent died after he was run over by a car in a parking lot in St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Que.

Thousands gather at the war memorial every year on Nov. 11 to pay their respects to veterans.

For more information, watch CBC reporter Kristy Kirkup's story in the video player above.

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