“Snipers on the roofs and armed police in clubs”: nerves in Sweden are tense before the start of the Eurovision Song Contest | Eurovision songfestival

“Snipers on the roofs and armed police in clubs”: nerves in Sweden are tense before the start of the Eurovision Song Contest | Eurovision songfestival
“Snipers on the roofs and armed police in clubs”: nerves in Sweden are tense before the start of the Eurovision Song Contest | Eurovision songfestival
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The nerves in Malmö, Sweden, where the Eurovision Song Contest starts tomorrow, are tense. The threats seem to come from all sides: from Quran burnings, anti-Israel protests and Russian sabotage to fears of terrorism. The security measures are the strictest in the country’s history, from snipers on the roofs to metal detectors and helicopters all over the city. “You feel everything: if Israel advances to the final on Thursday, riots will break out,” Flemish fans say on the spot.


Esther De Leebeeck

06-05-24, 15:51


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