France mounts safety drill forward of Olympic Games torch relay | EUROtoday

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French police examined their safety plans for the Olympic torch relay on Friday, with a multi-layered ring of 100 officers set to be deployed to maintain protesters at bay. Authorities are nervous in regards to the potential for disruption of the relay, which is able to start as soon as the flame arrives in southern Marseille on May 8 forward of the beginning of the Games on July 26.