French media: to prevent riots after the semi-finals, France will use 10,000 police and gendarmes
December 14-at 3: 00 a.m. Beijing time tomorrow, France will face Morocco in the semi-finals of the World Cup. In order to prevent riots after the semi-finals, France will deploy 10, 000 police and gendarmes on the same day to maintain order in the country and prevent some extreme fans from acting irrationally, according to French media RMC.
It is reported that as the semi-final is about to take place, French Interior Minister Gerald Dalmanen announced in the National Assembly that France will mobilize 10, 000 police and gendarmerie, while the number of French security personnel deployed has doubled compared with last Saturday. The interior minister said it was possible to strengthen the police force if necessary, especially if France qualified for the World Cup.
In addition, the media said that the French authorities had mobilized 10000 police and gendarmerie to maintain order, including 2200 in Paris. The Champs-Elysees will be the focus, while leaders of the 8th Arrondissement of Paris have demanded that cars be banned from 8pm.
The French interior minister also said in an interview: “We will double the police force than in previous competitions, and some provincial cities will also triple.” For the finals, this may add more. The end of these competitions is always a dangerous moment, because there is always a threat of terrorism, and we have had a total of 39 attacks in the past five years. ”
Most recently, in July 2018, after France’s victory over Croatia, the police failed to stop the conflict in the capital. Drugstore Publicis, on Marceau Street, was ransacked by about 30 masked people who were dispersed by tear gas, heavy traffic and crowds, complicating the arrest.
In Paris on Saturday, 20000 people gathered on the Champs Elysees to celebrate Morocco’s qualification for the semi-finals of the World Cup, which also caused some riots. And the Paris police also arrested about 100 people.