Security strengthened for the closing ceremony

The China Post
Date: August 28, 2017
By: The China Post

The closing ceremony for the 2017 Summer Universiade is slated for Aug. 30. In light

Supplied by Taipei Universiade Organizing Committee

of the protest that occurred during the opening ceremony, in which local activists prevented many athletes from entering the stadium to represent their countries, the Taipei City Police Department said they had strengthened their security protocols for the closing ceremony and expanded the jurisdiction area for the event. Designated “opinion expression” areas will be available to those who want to protest during the event. Taipei Police Department Deputy Commissioner Lin Shun-chia said that if activist groups decide to disturb the ceremony, local officers will strictly enforce the law.

Ahead of the closing ceremony on Wednesday, Lin held a press conference regarding event security, joined by the police chiefs from the seven jurisdictions surrounding the venue of the closing ceremony. The Taipei City Police Department said officers from the seven jurisdictions had already provided security at 319 competitions, ensuring the safety of around 29,411 people. For the closing ceremony, some 6,000 officers will be deployed to provide security. In addition, the jurisdiction area for the event will be expanded and security measures will be strengthened.    [FULL  STORY]

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