This site uses cookies. By accepting cookies you can optimise your browsing experience. Read more.
Germany: 4,000 police officers shipped in ahead of Munich Security Conference02:22

Germany: 4,000 police officers shipped in ahead of Munich Security Conference

Germany, Munich
February 16, 2018 at 13:05 GMT -00:00 · Published

The German police force decided to tighten up safety measures ahead of the Munich Security Conference (MSC) on Friday, with one officer stating 4,000 additional personnel have been posted to the Bavarian capital as more than 30 heads of state and government are expected to attend.

"At our peak, there will be 4,000 of my colleagues from Bavaria in addition to other police officers and security personnel from other states,” he explained. "The vulnerabilities are just the same here as in the rest of the city. Of course, here we have a high concentration of highly-important state guests and we’ve taken that into consideration in our preparations.”

Numerous protests are expected to take place around the conference again, with a major one to be held on Saturday.

Special security measures have been taken around the Hotel Bayerischer Hof, where the conference is being hosted. This area may only be entered by persons with a 'demonstrably legitimate interest'. All others have to stay outside the 650 barriers during the duration of the MSC.

Munich has hosted the Security Conference, one of the major global forum for the discussion of security policy, since its inception in 1963. This year’s conference will be held from February 16 - 18.

Germany: 4,000 police officers shipped in ahead of Munich Security Conference02:22
No Account? Sign up!
Description

The German police force decided to tighten up safety measures ahead of the Munich Security Conference (MSC) on Friday, with one officer stating 4,000 additional personnel have been posted to the Bavarian capital as more than 30 heads of state and government are expected to attend.

"At our peak, there will be 4,000 of my colleagues from Bavaria in addition to other police officers and security personnel from other states,” he explained. "The vulnerabilities are just the same here as in the rest of the city. Of course, here we have a high concentration of highly-important state guests and we’ve taken that into consideration in our preparations.”

Numerous protests are expected to take place around the conference again, with a major one to be held on Saturday.

Special security measures have been taken around the Hotel Bayerischer Hof, where the conference is being hosted. This area may only be entered by persons with a 'demonstrably legitimate interest'. All others have to stay outside the 650 barriers during the duration of the MSC.

Munich has hosted the Security Conference, one of the major global forum for the discussion of security policy, since its inception in 1963. This year’s conference will be held from February 16 - 18.

Top downloads in last 24 hours
02:45
USA: Several arrested as brawl breaks out between pro- and anti-Trump groups in NYCUSA: Several arrested as brawl breaks out between pro- and anti-Trump groups in NYC
October 25, 2020 at 22:37 GMT -00:00
02:06
USA: Early voters cast ballots in presidential election in New York CityUSA: Early voters cast ballots in presidential election in New York City
October 24, 2020 at 18:46 GMT -00:00
04:06
Coronavirus costumes to be part of Mexico's Day of the Dead celebrationsCoronavirus costumes to be part of Mexico's Day of the Dead celebrations
October 23, 2020 at 18:41 GMT -00:00
03:51
Italy: Fireworks let off, flares burn as police disperse anti-curfew protest in RomeItaly: Fireworks let off, flares burn as police disperse anti-curfew protest in Rome
October 25, 2020 at 05:14 GMT -00:00
01:50
Syria: UN Special envoy Pedersen arrives in Damascus for talks on Constitutional CommitteeSyria: UN Special envoy Pedersen arrives in Damascus for talks on Constitutional Committee
October 25, 2020 at 02:03 GMT -00:00
03:23
Israel: Protesters arrested at anti-govt. demo near Netanyahu's Jerusalem residenceIsrael: Protesters arrested at anti-govt. demo near Netanyahu's Jerusalem residence
October 25, 2020 at 04:15 GMT -00:00
Pool for subscribers only
02:37
Turkey: 'Macron needs mental treatment' says ErdoganTurkey: 'Macron needs mental treatment' says Erdogan
October 24, 2020 at 20:02 GMT -00:00
02:25
USA: Trump greets supporters rallying outside Palm Beach County libraryUSA: Trump greets supporters rallying outside Palm Beach County library
October 24, 2020 at 22:22 GMT -00:00
Pool for subscribers only
01:12
Russia: Volcano Karymsky spews out five-kilometre column of ashRussia: Volcano Karymsky spews out five-kilometre column of ash
October 24, 2020 at 13:27 GMT -00:00
05:26
Iraq: Exhumation works begin on mass grave site of Yazidi women in SinjarIraq: Exhumation works begin on mass grave site of Yazidi women in Sinjar
October 25, 2020 at 03:18 GMT -00:00
02:13
UFC Lightweight Champion Khabib Nurmagomedov retires with 29-0 undefeated streak *ARCHIVE*UFC Lightweight Champion Khabib Nurmagomedov retires with 29-0 undefeated streak *ARCHIVE*
October 25, 2020 at 00:26 GMT -00:00
02:33
Pakistan: Thousands take part in opposition rally in QuettaPakistan: Thousands take part in opposition rally in Quetta
October 26, 2020 at 02:33 GMT -00:00
01:30
Germany: Investigation underway after attempted arson attack on RKI's Berlin officeGermany: Investigation underway after attempted arson attack on RKI's Berlin office
October 25, 2020 at 14:43 GMT -00:00
01:14
Russia: Nurmagomedov supporters celebrate his victory over Gaethje in Dagestan Russia: Nurmagomedov supporters celebrate his victory over Gaethje in Dagestan
October 25, 2020 at 07:18 GMT -00:00
00:34
Ukraine: Femen activist exposes herself to Zelensky at Kiev polling stationUkraine: Femen activist exposes herself to Zelensky at Kiev polling station
October 25, 2020 at 13:45 GMT -00:00
00:40
Belarus: Police use stun grenades against protesters in Minsk Belarus: Police use stun grenades against protesters in Minsk
October 25, 2020 at 19:22 GMT -00:00
02:23
Russia: UFC fans celebrate Nurmagomedov's victory in Moscow Russia: UFC fans celebrate Nurmagomedov's victory in Moscow
October 25, 2020 at 07:53 GMT -00:00
03:14
Thailand: Devotees run on burning coal at Phuket Vegetarian FestivalThailand: Devotees run on burning coal at Phuket Vegetarian Festival
October 25, 2020 at 09:45 GMT -00:00
02:08
Germany: Police make arrests at Berlin rally against COVID restrictionsGermany: Police make arrests at Berlin rally against COVID restrictions
October 25, 2020 at 15:57 GMT -00:00
01:14
Azerbaijan: 16-year-old killed in Terter attack - assistant to president Azerbaijan: 16-year-old killed in Terter attack - assistant to president
October 25, 2020 at 08:43 GMT -00:00
Pool for subscribers only
00:39
Russia: Bus passenger hits ticket inspector after request to put on face mask Russia: Bus passenger hits ticket inspector after request to put on face mask
October 25, 2020 at 10:00 GMT -00:00
01:57
Italy: Police clash with anti-curfew protesters in NaplesItaly: Police clash with anti-curfew protesters in Naples
October 24, 2020 at 18:15 GMT -00:00
02:32
Germany: COVID-19 sceptics march in Berlin to contest new restrictionsGermany: COVID-19 sceptics march in Berlin to contest new restrictions
October 25, 2020 at 13:32 GMT -00:00
02:08
UK: Several arrested in London anti-COVID restrictions protestUK: Several arrested in London anti-COVID restrictions protest
October 24, 2020 at 18:26 GMT -00:00
03:39
UK: Thousands rally against COVID-19 restrictions in LondonUK: Thousands rally against COVID-19 restrictions in London
October 24, 2020 at 15:52 GMT -00:00
Pool for subscribers only
03:20
Spain: New nationwide state of emergency declared in response to COVID-19Spain: New nationwide state of emergency declared in response to COVID-19
October 25, 2020 at 15:12 GMT -00:00
02:49
Italy: Historic Mille Miglia car race re-enactment reaches RomeItaly: Historic Mille Miglia car race re-enactment reaches Rome
October 24, 2020 at 11:00 GMT -00:00
02:06
UK: Police officers march anti-COVID 19 restrictions protesters off Westminster BridgeUK: Police officers march anti-COVID 19 restrictions protesters off Westminster Bridge
October 25, 2020 at 02:17 GMT -00:00
Pool for subscribers only
03:58
China: Military parade marks China’s 70th National Day in BeijingChina: Military parade marks China’s 70th National Day in Beijing
October 1, 2019 at 04:29 GMT -00:00
02:34
Chile: Polls open in Santiago for highly anticipated constitutional reform voteChile: Polls open in Santiago for highly anticipated constitutional reform vote
October 25, 2020 at 15:07 GMT -00:00
03:50
Chile: Residents of Santiago vote on constitutional referendum Chile: Residents of Santiago vote on constitutional referendum
October 25, 2020 at 20:11 GMT -00:00
View all videos