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Germany: Security tight before Bilderberg meeting in Dresden01:40

Germany: Security tight before Bilderberg meeting in Dresden

Germany, Dresden
June 9, 2016 at 05:53 GMT +00:00 · Published

Four hundred police officers have been deployed on a daily basis to secure the Bilderberg meeting that kicks off in Dresden on Thursday.

A security zone has been established around the location of the event, the Grand Hotel Taschenbergpalais. However the police guarantee access to Dresden's most popular tourist sights including museums, and the Semper Opera and Royal Palace which are located close to the Bilderberg venue.

In a control zone that extends around the block in which the building is located, gatherings of more than 15 people, and protests and demonstrations, are forbidden for the four-day period. Police units are authorised to check the identities of pedestrians in the immediate area.

A total of 15 demonstrations against the meeting have been registered by different political parties including the AfD and NPD as well as other organisations. The biggest demonstration is expected to take place on Saturday featuring up to 15,000 people, according to police.

Participants of the Bilderberg Group meeting are expected to discuss Europe's refugee crisis, the next US president and the UK’s referendum on leaving the EU. A total of 126 people from 20 countries are on the Bilderberg guest list, which has been made public along with the topics to be covered at the event. Former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, IMF head Christine Lagarde and European Commission Vice President Frans Timmermans are among those due to attend.

Germany: Security tight before Bilderberg meeting in Dresden01:40
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Four hundred police officers have been deployed on a daily basis to secure the Bilderberg meeting that kicks off in Dresden on Thursday.

A security zone has been established around the location of the event, the Grand Hotel Taschenbergpalais. However the police guarantee access to Dresden's most popular tourist sights including museums, and the Semper Opera and Royal Palace which are located close to the Bilderberg venue.

In a control zone that extends around the block in which the building is located, gatherings of more than 15 people, and protests and demonstrations, are forbidden for the four-day period. Police units are authorised to check the identities of pedestrians in the immediate area.

A total of 15 demonstrations against the meeting have been registered by different political parties including the AfD and NPD as well as other organisations. The biggest demonstration is expected to take place on Saturday featuring up to 15,000 people, according to police.

Participants of the Bilderberg Group meeting are expected to discuss Europe's refugee crisis, the next US president and the UK’s referendum on leaving the EU. A total of 126 people from 20 countries are on the Bilderberg guest list, which has been made public along with the topics to be covered at the event. Former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, IMF head Christine Lagarde and European Commission Vice President Frans Timmermans are among those due to attend.

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