Beijing Deploys Extra Police For 60th Anniversary

From AFP:

Thousands of extra police have been deployed and checkpoints opened in Beijing ahead of the 60th anniversary on October 1 of the founding of communist China, state media said Monday.

Police manned hundreds of checkpoints at the weekend to monitor people and vehicles entering and leaving the capital, the China Daily reported, citing a top official with the special police forces, Wang Jun.

Thousands of security personnel have been tasked with monitoring key infrastructure installations such as bridges and railways, and patrols have been stepped up in Beijing’s underground rail system, the report said.

August 24, 2009 2:09 AM
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