After the Oslo shooting, the security reinforced in France around LGBT gatherings – RT in French

In the aftermath of the shooting that left two dead and dozens injured in Oslo near a gay bar, the Minister of the Interior asked the prefects, gendarmes and police to reinforce security around LGBT gatherings.

Gérald Darmanin asked the prefects on June 25 to strengthen security around LGBT gatherings on the occasion of the “pride marches” which are held everywhere in France, the day after the fatal shooting in Oslo near a gay club.

“The dramatic events that took place yesterday [le 24 juin] in Oslo, whose motives are not yet fully established at this time, call for increased general vigilance, ”wrote the Minister of the Interior in a telegram consulted by AFP.

Gérald Darmanin asks “without delay” to the prefects and to the directors general of the police and the gendarmerie to “mobilize all the sensors” to “detect possible threats likely to weigh” on the various LGBT processions.

A large gathering planned in Paris

In Paris, where the authorities have planned a mobilization of 25,000 to 35,000 people, “the anti-terrorist dimension of the system, always taken into account in a context of perennial threat, has been reinforced” and “the positioning of the police was tightened around the demonstration,” the police headquarters told AFP.

In addition, “the perimeter established around the Marais district for the evening festivities also incorporates this aspect, with for example the installation of reinforced concrete slides at the entry points, in support of the police forces” , she added.

On the evening of June 24, a shooting killed two people and injured 21, including ten seriously, near a gay bar in downtown Oslo, where the Pride march scheduled for June 25 was canceled.

The alleged perpetrator of the attack is a 42-year-old Norwegian of Iranian origin, known to the services responsible for anti-terrorism.


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