29 Dicembre 2015
Rome, December 29 - Police using metal detectors will control everyone attending the big New Year's eve concert being staged at the Circo Massimo (Circus Maximus) park in the Eternal City and as many as 800 police officers and 750 local police agents will be deployed in the capital for events Thursday night, the interior ministry said Tuesday. The tight security measures for the concert at the former Roman charioteering racecourse were decided at a meeting of the Provincial Committee for public order and safety chaired by the Rome prefect, Franco Gabrielli. During the meeting attended by the city police chief, the special commissioner for the capital, provincial Carabinieri and Finance police commanding officers, it also was decided to close the Circo Massimo Metro station by the park from 9 pm on December 31 until judged necessary. Barriers will be set up around the area to channel those attending the concert while disabled people will have access from a restricted area in the via del Circo Massimo in front of the Piazzale Ugo La Malfa. Traffic will be closed to all except residents in the via dei Cerchi from 00.01 a.m., in the via dell'Ara Massima di Ercole from 1 pm, in the Vico Jugario from 7 pm and if necessary the Via del Circo Massimo also will be closed, police sources said.
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