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UK NewsFrance vows tight security to keep troublemakers far from G7 summit

20:30  20 august  2019
20:30  20 august  2019 Source:   reuters.com

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A security force of some 10,000 police and military personnel will make sure they are kept far from the summit at Manoir Richelieu, a luxury resort with Any tension at the summit site is most likely to come from leaders worried about a burgeoning trade war with the United States, and not from outside

A security force of some 10,000 police and military personnel will make sure they are kept far from the summit at Manoir Richelieu, a luxury resort with Any tension at the summit site is most likely to come from leaders worried about a burgeoning trade war with the United States, and not from outside

France vows tight security to keep troublemakers far from G7 summit © Reuters/LUC GNAGO FILE PHOTO: French Interior Minister Christophe Castaner speaks during a joint news conference with Ivory Coast security minister Sidiki Diakite in Abidjan

By Emmanuel Jarry

BIARRITZ, France (Reuters) - The French seaside resort of Biarritz will be transformed into more of a fortress than a surfers' paradise as organizers of this weekend's G7 summit prepare to shield world leaders from outside disturbances.

Protesters will have difficulty getting up close to any of the seven leaders during the Aug. 24-26 meeting. France is deploying 13,200 police backed up by soldiers and drones to make sure they are kept far from the summit.

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A security force of some 10,000 police and military personnel will make sure they are kept far from the summit at Manoir Richelieu, a luxury resort with Any tension at the summit site is most likely to come from leaders worried about a burgeoning trade war with the United States, and not from outside

A security force of some 10,000 police and military personnel will make sure they are kept far from the summit at Manoir Richelieu, a luxury resort with A second coalition plans to hold an alternative summit outside the provincial legislature building in Quebec City, where issues expected to come up

"We will not tolerate any serious trouble," Interior Minister Christophe Castaner told a news conference.

The G7 groups France, the United States, Britain, Germany, Canada, Japan and Italy. Seven other heads of state have also been invited.

Authorities are allowing campaign groups and demonstrators to congregate in the towns of Hendaye and Irun, which straddle the France-Spain border 30 kilometres (18.6 miles) away.

There they will hold a "counter-summit" that touches on themes ranging from the end of capitalism and climate change to the fight for social justice and the advance of feminism.

The counter-summit will conclude with a protest in Hendaye, which lies beneath the foothills of the Pyrenees, on Saturday as the leaders arrive.

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Tight security to keep protesters far from G 7 summit . G 7 summits usually end with the host nation issuing a final communique, but Canada may decide not to do so The French presidency official said that if a final communique were issued, France would insist it mentioned the Paris accord

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No protest groups have announced plans to target Biarritz but Castaner said security forces were taking no chances against the threat of civil unrest, terrorism and cyber criminals.

"It is not because we have any particular intelligence but because there is a culture (of trouble) at these events and we remember the past," Castaner said.

Any fireworks at the Biarritz meeting is more likely to come from inside the summit, with U.S. President Donald Trump at odds with allies over global trade, climate change and Iran, and Prime Minister Boris Johnson making his debut on the world stage as he gears up to haul Britain out of the European Union.

The Biarritz summit will bring big disruption to the popular Atlantic coastal town just as the summer holidays wrap up. Biarritz's airport and station will both be closed, streets barricaded, the main beach closed to the public and residents forced to show badges to access their homes.

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France condemns diplomacy by "fits of anger" as President Trump mocks Canada's prime minister. A war of words has erupted between the US and its G 7 allies, hours after the group had put on an apparent show of unity at the end of a tense summit . "We make commitments and keep to them."

Canadian police check a car next to the red zone security perimeter around the Manoir Richelieu ahead of G 7 Summit in La Malbaie, Canada Quebec’s forested Charlevoix region has begun to look more like a fortress than a resort as organizers of this week’s G 7 summit gear up to shield seven

France vows tight security to keep troublemakers far from G7 summit © Reuters/POOL New FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron meet at the Prefecture of Caen, Normandy

Violent anti-government "Yellow Vest" protests convulsed Paris and towns and cities across France late last year and the first half of 2019, challenging President Emmanuel Macron's authority and forcing some policy reversals.

Rights groups accused the police of excessive force in their handling of the unrest.

(Writing by Richard Lough; Editing by John Irish and Mark Heinrich)

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