Italy On High Alert For Treaty Of Rome Anniversary Following London Attack

March 19, 2023 11:29 am19 commentsViews: 144

Rome will be high on security on Saturday, March 25, on the anniversary of the Treaty of Rome to prevent any terrorist attack similar to what had happened outside United Kingdom Parliament in London on Wednesday that killed five people including a police officer and injured 40 others.

The Treaty of Rome was signed in 1957 and European Economic Community (EEC) was established paving way for European Union later. It has been sixth years since then and Italy will be hosting forty European heads of state and government representations.

A meeting was called on Thursday morning of Italy’s counter-terrorism analysis committee (CASA). It was decided security will be ramped up in the city.

Italy’s Interior Minister Marco Minniti said, “Italy will further strengthen checks in areas with large influxes of people. All the police and intelligence officers will be engaged non-stop in the anti-terrorism front, in order to identify every source of possible risk.”

No private drones will be allowed to fly on Friday and Saturday in the city, all the major tourist attractions including the Roman Forum and the Colosseum will be closed by 7 p.m. on both the days. The area around the City Hall and the Quirinale Presidential Palace will be cordoned off too.

It is reported a total of 5,000 police officers from across Italy will be deployed in Rome over the weekend and servicemen are advised to carry their weapons even when off duty.


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