Friday, December 23, 2016

Christmas: More Than 91,000 Policemen, Gendarmes And Military Mobilized

More than 91,000 policemen, gendarmes, and military will be mobilized during the Christmas weekend, to ensure the safety of the French, Interior Minister Bruno Le Roux announced on Friday.


"For the end-of-year celebrations and especially the coming weekend, it is more than 91,000 security forces for what depends on the state that will be deployed: national police, national gendarmerie, and military Sentinel device, " said the minister.

"The threat is strong, our response has never been stronger," he added, during a trip from Lyon to Paris, where he met with various stakeholders involved in the security of the premises.
"I wanted to come this morning to Gare de Lyon because it is a station that will have a very strong attendance today and tomorrow. Today it is more than 126 TGV Will leave this station, it is 66,000 people who will pass the station, tomorrow it will be 75,000 people, "recalled Bruno Le Roux.

"I wanted to show the perfect coordination of more than a hundred people who will be led to work today in perfect coordination between the national police force, gendarmerie, Operation Sentinel and the security forces of the SNCF and RATP, "he said.




Asked about a possible strengthening of the security system after the Berlin bombing, the Minister of the Interior assured that "the issue has not been to strengthen the system but every day to assess the risks on the territory and On a day-to-day basis, I do not have to reinforce, I have to ensure the proper use of the means that have been dimensioned in a wider and more Strong than last year again ".

"I wanted to come this morning to Gare de Lyon because it is a station that will have a very strong attendance today and tomorrow. Today it is more than 126 TGV Will leave this station, it is 66,000 people who will pass the station, tomorrow it will be 75,000 people, "recalled Bruno Le Roux.

"I wanted to show the perfect coordination of more than a hundred people who will be led to work today in perfect coordination between the national police force, gendarmerie, Operation Sentinel and the security forces of the SNCF and RATP, "he said.
Asked about a possible strengthening of the security system after the Berlin bombing, the Minister of the Interior assured that "the issue has not been to strengthen the system but every day to assess the risks on the territory and On a day-to-day basis, I do not have to reinforce, I have to ensure the proper use of the means that have been dimensioned in a wider and more Strong than last year again ".

By 2015, approximately 120,000 policemen, gendarmes and military had been mobilized for the Christmas celebrations, just over a month after the bloody jihadist attacks in Paris and Saint-Denis

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