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Oslo police predict Obama chaos. Preparations for 10 December underway. 700 people in a total of five planes are to arrive in Norway next month. One of the most talked about prize-winners in the Nobel Committee’s history is coming to Oslo to receive his award. Terror prevention Nobody’s sure how long President Barack Obama is planning to stay, but the size of the operation looks as though it will be bigger than when now ex-President Bill Clinton visited in 1999. Johan Fredriksen, chief of staff for the Oslo police, tells Dagsavisen that it will be their biggest challenge ever.

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Oslo police predict Obama chaos

Published on Friday, 6th November, 2009 at 09:51 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

Preparations for 10 December underway.

Barack Obama leaving Air Force One
Barack Obama leaving Air Force One
Photo: Official White House Photo/Pete Souza


700 people in a total of five planes are to arrive in Norway next month. One of the most talked about prize-winners in the Nobel Committee’s history is coming to Oslo to receive his award.

Terror prevention

Nobody’s sure how long President Barack Obama is planning to stay, but the size of the operation looks as though it will be bigger than when now ex-President Bill Clinton visited in 1999. Johan Fredriksen, chief of staff for the Oslo police, tells Dagsavisen that it will be their biggest challenge ever.

Obama’s position as one of the world’s most powerful leaders – not to mention America’s engagement in Afghanistan – also makes him an extremely likely terror target. Fredriksen reassures the paper that they are fully prepared.

“We’ve taken account of all the possible threat scenarios you could possibly think of,” and goes on to say that further reinforcements can be called in from other police districts if necessary.

In addition, sharpshooters are to be placed on roofs, manholes welded shut, and dustbins removed.

Demonstrations

Fredriksen also says that police are very concerned that freedom of speech is preserved. Talks with various groups about cooperation have also proven successful, with the threat of trouble being regarded as minimal.

By doing this, they hope that they can avoid a repeat performance of what happened when Clinton came, when several demonstrators were brought to the ground and arrested.

U.S. Secret Service Personnel have already visited Norway in advance of the event, but the paper reports that Obama will be bringing 200 security agents of his own.



Published on Friday, 6th November, 2009 at 09:51 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

This post has the following tags: barack, obama, nobel, peace, prize, oslo, police, demonstrators, terror, target, security, norway.





  
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