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Biarritz in lockdown as G7 summit descends on French resort

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More than 13,000 police arrive in town with authorities saying any unrest will not be toleratedThe French seaside resort of Biarritz is under lockdown by security forces ahead of the G7 summit, with more than 13,000 police as well as a special magistrates court set up to try anyone committing offences.The historic centre of the Basque town was emptied of tourists on Friday before the arrival of leaders of the world’s advanced economies including the US president, Donald Trump, and the UK prime minister, Boris Johnson, who will hold three days of talks on global issues from the climate emergency to trade wars. Continue reading…

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Author : Angelique Chrisafis in Biarritz

Publish date : 2019-08-24 07:06:23

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