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Germany: Mainz beefs up security ahead of Merkel's German Unity Day visit02:18

Germany: Mainz beefs up security ahead of Merkel's German Unity Day visit

Germany, Mainz
October 2, 2017 at 16:39 GMT -00:00 · Published

The city of Mainz beefed up security on Monday, on the eve of German Unity Day celebrations, as Chancellor Angela Merkel and Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier are expected to attend the festivities.

Around 7,500 police officers from all over North-Rhine Westphalia were deployed in Mainz. Additional security measures, such as placing anti-truck concrete blocks throughout the city, were also carried out by police.

Germany: Mainz beefs up security ahead of Merkel's German Unity Day visit02:18
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The city of Mainz beefed up security on Monday, on the eve of German Unity Day celebrations, as Chancellor Angela Merkel and Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier are expected to attend the festivities.

Around 7,500 police officers from all over North-Rhine Westphalia were deployed in Mainz. Additional security measures, such as placing anti-truck concrete blocks throughout the city, were also carried out by police.

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