Festival goers are being asked to “be patient” as they contend with heightened security checks to get into Glastonbury. Extra car and bag searches mean getting on the site is likely to be a slow process for the thousands of ticket holders hoping to set up camp early. Avon and Somerset Police say there is “no intelligence” to suggest a specific threat to the festival. However, in the wake of the terror attacks in London and Manchester, increased security measures have been introduced. Assistant Chief Constable Caroline Peters says the policing style “may look and feel slightly different” but, like the rest of the UK, “festival-goers should be alert but not alarmed”. High visibility officers are going to be present throughout the festival, mostly for reassurance. “Police officers, they’re going to be wearing black shirts, they’re going to be wearing protective vests and body cameras – but that’s no different to any day to day patrol,” she added.
After the suicide attack on Manchester Arena, security at major music events has been a lot more visible. Armed police protected rockers at the Download Festival and the Isle of White. In Germany, thousands of people had to be evacuated from a rock festival when police received a credible terror threat. John Gearson, Professor of National Security Studies at King’s College, says police face a challenge; how best to deter copycats without making the public feel alarmed. “The difficult question, I think, for the police and for the organisers is how far an armed police presence will be appropriate and needed to deter people who might want to carry out armed attacks. “We are going to control it and contain it, but in the current climate people have to accept that there is a greater risk, let’s say a residual danger, than there was in previous years.
“People who think they’ve got nothing to do with politics will find they are the target of some of these terrible violent acts.” Festival goers have been asked to play their part in keeping Glastonbury safe and secure. Ticket-holders have been told to pack light, place luggage tags or ID on all bags and belongings including their name and mobile number. Queues getting into Glastonbury are nothing new . It is, after all, the largest greenfield music and performing arts festival in the world. This time last year, on the Wednesday before the festival, congestion on the roads caused traffic jams that some claimed lasted almost 11 hours.
The reason then was simple: mud .
Flash floods meant poor conditions for driving onto the site.
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ORLANDO, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35) – On Monday, thousands of well-wishers will be in Downtown Orlando to mark a year since the Pulse attack. City leaders say they’re working to make sure everyone stays safe. With the event itself remembering an act of terrorism, there are concerns that Monday s ceremonies may become a target.
City Commissioner Patty Sheehan, says anyone who shows up with bad intentions better watch out. You know what ? Sheehan said, if they’re gonna try something, they will be hurt! Sheehan says Orlando police and Orange County deputies are more than up to the task. We have very good security, we have lots of people with guns,” she said. “If they’re going to cause a problem, they might end up being hurt, and I’d advise against it . Do not commit violence against our community . We have a very well-armed police force. Orlando police put out a statement saying: “The safety and security of our residents and visitors is always our top priority . There will be an increased law enforcement presence throughout the city of Orlando – some of these efforts will be visible to the public and others will not be.”
Mayor Buddy Dyer said they’re not taking any chances. We have taken appropriate security, and we have all the proper protocols in place, he said. The day’s events will include ceremonies at Lake Eola and at Pulse nightclub.
Sheehan says the only way to honor the victims is out in the open.
We had talked about moving it to the Amway Center, and I don’t want to have to go behind magnetometers,” she said. “I’ve had violence threatened against me many times, and I think the only way to deal with that kind of threat is with courage, and go forth.”
Besides Orlando police and Orange County deputies, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and the FBI will also have representatives helping to secure the events.