S Korea sets up security fence at G20 Summit venue

13:29, November 10, 2010      

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A security fence has been installed around the venue for the Group of 20 Summit to protect world leaders from possible threats and keep out demonstrators.

According to the Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency, the two- meter-high fence was started to set up late Tuesday night to encircle the Convention and Exhibition Center in southern Seoul, where G20 leaders will meet on Nov. 11-12.

Police and armed forces have been put on high alert ahead of the G20 Summit. A record 50,000 police officers have been mobilized to ensure security during the summit period.

Under a special law enacted for the G20 Summit, rallies and demonstrations are forbidden within a two-kilometer security zone of the main venue.

In addition to heightened security measures, access to roads around COEX will be banned on Friday to avoid traffic congestion.

Source: Xinhua

(Editor:张茜)

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