Concrete Blocks and Police Cordons: Christmas Markets in 2016 Europe

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European cities tightened security measures after a deadly truck attack in Berlin. On December 19, a truck rammed into the crowd at the Berlin Christmas market on the Breitscheidplatz square, killing 12 people and injuring over 40 more.
© AFP 2022 / HATIM KAGHATThe Belgian Ministry of the Interior considers that sufficient measures have already been taken to ensure safety at Christmas fairs and will not bolster security. Nevertheless, the Crisis Center at the Ministry of the Interior recommended police to cordon entrances to the markets with concrete blocks.
A serviceman patrols on the Grand-Place (Groote Markt) on the sidelines of the winter wonders Christmas market, in Brussels - Sputnik International
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The Belgian Ministry of the Interior considers that sufficient measures have already been taken to ensure safety at Christmas fairs and will not bolster security. Nevertheless, the Crisis Center at the Ministry of the Interior recommended police to cordon entrances to the markets with concrete blocks.
© AP Photo / Jean-Francois BadiasPeople go through security checks before entering the Christmas market in Strasbourg in eastern France.
People go through security checks before entering the Christmas market in Strasbourg, eastern France, Tuesday the day after a truck ran into a crowded Christmas market and killing people Monday evening in Berlin, Germany - Sputnik International
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People go through security checks before entering the Christmas market in Strasbourg in eastern France.
© AP Photo / Michael ProbstSecurity measures in European cities were tightened after a truck ran into a crowded Christmas market and killed many people Monday evening in Berlin.
A German police officer stands next to a merry-go-round in the Christmas market in Frankfurt, Germany, Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2016 one day after a truck ran into a crowded Christmas market in Berlin killing several people - Sputnik International
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Security measures in European cities were tightened after a truck ran into a crowded Christmas market and killed many people Monday evening in Berlin.
© AFP 2022 / CHRISTOPHE ARCHAMBAULTReinforced patrols took to the streets of the French capital.
French police officers secure a Christmas market on the Champs Elysees avenue in Paris - Sputnik International
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Reinforced patrols took to the streets of the French capital.
© AFP 2022 / FRANCOIS NASCIMBENI Security was bolstered at the Christmas market next to the Cathedral of Notre-Dame in Reims.
French police officers patrol at the Christmas market next to the Cathedral of Notre-Dame de Reims, in Reims - Sputnik International
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Security was bolstered at the Christmas market next to the Cathedral of Notre-Dame in Reims.
© AFP 2022 / BARBARA GINDLAfter the tragedy in Berlin enhanced security measure were taken at Christmas markets in Salzburg.
A policewoman patrols over a Christmas market in Salzburg on December 20, 2016, as security measures are taken after a deadly rampage by a lorry driver at a Berlin Christmas market - Sputnik International
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After the tragedy in Berlin enhanced security measure were taken at Christmas markets in Salzburg.
© AFP 2022 / HATIM KAGHATBelgian police implemented the recommendations of the country’s Crisis Center at the Ministry of the Interior and cordoned entrances to Christmas markets with concrete blocks.
An aerial picture taken from the big wheel shows concrete blocks placed on the road near the winter wonders Christmas market, in Brussels - Sputnik International
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Belgian police implemented the recommendations of the country’s Crisis Center at the Ministry of the Interior and cordoned entrances to Christmas markets with concrete blocks.
© AFP 2022 / GERARD JULIENA police car patrols a pedestrian shopping street in the center of Madrid.
A police car patrols in a pedestrian shopping street in the centre of Madrid - Sputnik International
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A police car patrols a pedestrian shopping street in the center of Madrid.
© AFP 2022 / HERBERT PFARRHOFERBelgium's terror alert level remains high since the bomb attacks on a Brussels airport and a metro station that killed 32 and injured over 300 in March.
Policemen patrol over the Wiener Christkindlmarkt Christmas market in Vienna - Sputnik International
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Belgium's terror alert level remains high since the bomb attacks on a Brussels airport and a metro station that killed 32 and injured over 300 in March.
© AFP 2022 / HATIM KAGHATSecurity measures were enhanced at "Wiener Christkindlmarkt" Christmas market in Vienna.
A serviceman patrols on the Grand-Place (Groote Markt) during the winter wonders Christmas market, in Brussels - Sputnik International
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Security measures were enhanced at "Wiener Christkindlmarkt" Christmas market in Vienna.
© AP Photo / Zoltan Balogh/MTIPolice officers of the Counter Terrorism Centre with sub-machine guns guard Nyugati (Western) Railway Station in central Budapest in Hungary.
Police officers of the Counter Terrorism Centre with sub-machine guns stand guard at Nyugati (Western) Railway Station in central Budapest, Hungary - Sputnik International
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Police officers of the Counter Terrorism Centre with sub-machine guns guard Nyugati (Western) Railway Station in central Budapest in Hungary.
© AP Photo / Peter DejongConcrete barriers were put to enlarge the security perimeter near the Christmas market in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Concrete barriers are being moved to enlarge the security perimeter near the Christmas market in Amsterdam, Netherlands - Sputnik International
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Concrete barriers were put to enlarge the security perimeter near the Christmas market in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
© AP Photo / Luca Bruno Milan boosted police forces to maintain order in the crowded shopping streets.
A Police officer patrols a Christmas market next to Milan's gothic cathedral, Italy - Sputnik International
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Milan boosted police forces to maintain order in the crowded shopping streets.
© AP Photo / Peter GerckeArmed police officers guard the entrance to a Christmas market in Magdeburg, Germany.
A police officer guards the entrance to a Christmas market in Magdeburg, Germany - Sputnik International
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Armed police officers guard the entrance to a Christmas market in Magdeburg, Germany.
© AFP 2022 / PATRICK HERTZOGFrench police make preventive arrests to avoid any risk of a terror attack during Christmas holidays, government spokesman Stephane Le Foll also announced on Monday.
Police officers patrol at the entrance of the Christmas market in Strasbourg, eastern France - Sputnik International
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French police make preventive arrests to avoid any risk of a terror attack during Christmas holidays, government spokesman Stephane Le Foll also announced on Monday.
© AFP 2022 / Markus Scholz / DPAConcrete blocks aiming to prevent terror attacks were placed around a Christmas market in Hamburg in northern Germany.
Concrete blocs aiming to prevent terror attacks are placed on December 20, 2016 close to a Christmas market in Hamburg, northern Germany - Sputnik International
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Concrete blocks aiming to prevent terror attacks were placed around a Christmas market in Hamburg in northern Germany.
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