This year, as also during the last two years, waking in a total of 23,000 police officers and gendarmes on the safety in the Tour of France for three weeks, so has the ministry of Home Affairs on Wednesday announced.
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In addition, also keep the elite agents of the ‘Groupe d’intervention de la Gendarmerie Nationale (GIGN alias ‘anti-terrorism unit of the Gendarmerie) are ready to, if necessary, to intervene.
In recent years, France is in the grip of “jihadist” attacks. Therefore, since 2016 the safety precautions for the Tour performed.
‘La Grande Boucle’ start Saturday on the Atlantic island of Noirmoutier. The ministry of the Interior expects that this year ten to twelve million people along the roads of the Tour.