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Germany: Security measures to be significantly increased for Cologne carnival - city's police chief02:08

Germany: Security measures to be significantly increased for Cologne carnival - city's police chief

Germany, Cologne
February 16, 2017 at 06:38 GMT +00:00 · Published

Cologne police president, Juergen Mathies, announced a series of new security measures to be put in place for the city's upcoming carnival, in a press conference in Cologne on Thursday.

"the security measures of major events had to be changed: security vests and machine pistols, equipped policewomen and policemen, as well as shut streets to protect against potential attacks," are all factors to be considered said Mathies.

The police leader also announced further measures against drunken behaviour namely sexual harassment of women, and more restrictions of trucks driving near the festival area.

Germany: Security measures to be significantly increased for Cologne carnival - city's police chief02:08
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Cologne police president, Juergen Mathies, announced a series of new security measures to be put in place for the city's upcoming carnival, in a press conference in Cologne on Thursday.

"the security measures of major events had to be changed: security vests and machine pistols, equipped policewomen and policemen, as well as shut streets to protect against potential attacks," are all factors to be considered said Mathies.

The police leader also announced further measures against drunken behaviour namely sexual harassment of women, and more restrictions of trucks driving near the festival area.

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