Sunday, May 10, 2009

Emergency Measures for Queen’s Visit to Amsterdam

In view of the attack in Apeldoorn on Queen’s Day, emergency measures were taken for Queen Beatrix’s visit to Amsterdam Southeast. This included preventive frisking in the neighborhood by the police. In certain areas people were not allowed to be on balconies or roofs where they could see the Queen as she passed through the neighborhood. Windows also had to remain closed. A spokesman for the Amsterdam municipality has announced that such emergency measures might be taken in the future as well, when members of the royal family visit the city.

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