President Obama to hold rally for Clinton at UNC on Wednesday

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CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (WNCN) — President Obama will visit the UNC Chapel Hill campus on Wednesday to campaign for fellow Democrat Hillary Clinton for president, the university announced Saturday night.

Obama will speak in the afternoon on the Michael Hooker Fields, located between Carmichael Arena and the School of Government off South Road, according to UNC.

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Obama had already announced a visit to Raleigh for the same day. It’s unclear if he will also hold an event in Raleigh.

The UNC event is free and open to the public, but those planning to attend will need to register for tickets or pick up a ticket between noon and 5 p.m. Monday and noon and 7 p.m. Tuesday  at the Morehead Planetarium, 250 E. Franklin Street.

MORE INFO: UNC traffic information for President Obama’s visit

The entrance to the area for the rally will open at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday and attendees will go through airport-like security.

Officials did not have a specific time for when Obama would speak, but the Clinton campaign website indicated the event would end at 4 p.m.

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The university said that attendees should bring as few personal items as possible. No bags, sharp objects, umbrellas, liquids, or signs will be allowed in the venue. Small cameras are permitted.

“Security for a presidential visit will cause disruptions to traffic and parking in the areas near Hooker Fields, especially along South Road,” UNC officials said in a statement.

University officials recommend that motorists avoid driving near the area on Wednesday afternoon.

The event is hosted by the UNC-Chapel Hill Young Democrats.

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