Eight hundred volunteers failed the screening before the Olympics in Paris

Eight hundred volunteers failed the screening before the Olympics in Paris
Eight hundred volunteers failed the screening before the Olympics in Paris
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French security forces are screening everyone who may come into contact with the Olympic Games in Paris: Volunteers, torchbearers, people who will welcome participants and many others, the French news site RFI reports.

“There are a million checks to be done; we have already conducted 180,000. We have excluded 800 people,” French Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin told LCI television.

Among the 800 people expelled, 15 of them are on the “Fiche S” (“wanted” list). The letter “S” is used by law enforcement agencies to designate a person who is considered a serious threat to national security.

“It means that there are people out there who wanted to register as flame bearers, as volunteers for the Olympics, and they obviously didn’t have good intentions,” Darmanin explained. He further specified that “radical Islamists” and “radical environmental activists who want to protest” were among those excluded.

All 10,500 athletes, as well as the 4,400 who will take part in the Paralympics, as well as their coaches and medical staff, will be screened before the Olympics start on July 26. Not even 26,000 accredited journalists will be screened.

The highest level of security alert applies in France. You can read more here:

In connection with the Olympic and Paralympic Games, France will mobilize almost 45,000 members of the internal security forces. An average of 35,000 police and gendarmes will be on duty every day across the country. Added to this will be at least 18,000 soldiers and 18,000-22,000 employees of private security agencies.

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