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For New Year’s Eve, some 90,000 cops and gendarmes can be mobilized all through France, in addition to 5,000 troopers from Operation Sentinel, Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin mentioned on Friday.

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An night beneath shut surveillance. More than 90,000 cops and gendarmes, in addition to 5,000 troopers from Operation Sentinel, can be mobilized on Sunday to safe the transition to the brand new yr, together with 6,000 legislation enforcement officers in Paris, introduced Friday December 29 Gérald Darmanin.

During a press briefing on the Paris police headquarters, the Minister of the Interior indicated: “in a context of very high terrorist threat due to the conflict in Israel and Palestine”, that “73 units of forces mobile units including four units of the new CRS8” had been a part of the system, in addition to helicopters.

In Paris, the place bigger festivities than final yr are deliberate to launch the Olympic and Paralympic Games, the sale and consumption of alcohol can be prohibited in sure areas.

The festivities within the capital will start at 6 p.m. and finish round 12:30 a.m., mentioned police chief Laurent Nuñez.

“Protest demonstrations will be prohibited,” he continued. To entry the perimeter of the festivities, spectators can be searched, he mentioned, including that “on this perimeter, gross sales of objects that could possibly be used as weapons by vacation spot [des couteaux, par exemple] can be prohibited.

Authorities anticipate an inflow of 700,000 to 1,000,000 individuals to the Champs-Élysées, and greater than 1.5 million spectators in complete within the capital. Giant screens can be put in from Place de la Concorde to the highest of the Champs-Élysées.

Drones will even be deployed.

The police chief careworn that the police could be required, relying on the circumstances, to deploy all through the Paris metropolitan space (Paris and the internal suburbs).

The minister additionally welcomed the truth that seizures of fireworks mortars had elevated by “45%” in comparison with the identical interval final yr.

In a context of great terrorist threat, he additionally recalled that the intelligence providers had been absolutely mobilized.

With AFP