95,000 Police Officers Mobilized for New Year’s Eve in France

In France, some 95,000 police officers have been mobilized, 9,000 of which are deployed in Paris, to manage New Year’s Eve.


Among other things, they will watch over the ban on spontaneous meetings and the mouth mask obligation. The French Ministry of the Interior announced this on Friday.

In total, the security force covers about 127,000 people, including 32,000 firefighters and members of civil defence, the ministry said. Almost 3,200 soldiers are also called upon.

This means that approximately the same number of security personnel have been deployed as last year. The slight decrease is partly because more people had to be deployed last year to enforce the curfew.

In Paris, where 9,000 police officers have been mobilized, the prefecture has announced that drinking establishments must close at 2 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday and that dancing is prohibited in all places open to the public.

Meetings in combination with the consumption of alcohol on public roads are also prohibited in Paris.

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