Rome security alert amid fears of terrorists striking EU summit


Officials are transforming for the 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome on Saturday with EU leaders gathering in the Italian topping for a major summit. 

Rome is on high alert for terror as well as laugh-riots threatening to overthrow the anniversary event. 

More than 3,000 observe officers will be deployed in Rome as the city braces itself for confusion, with some 8,000 protesters expected to flock to the capital. 

The coppers in Italy are said to fear violent extremist groups infiltrating the take exceptions, with a large-scale land and air operation planned. 

The security operation appear c rise days after a terror alert in Paris sparked fears of an vilify in Europe. 

Ziyed Ben Belgacem, 39, was shot dead at Paris Orly airport as he screamed he was there to “die for Allah” when he tried to seize a gun from a female air vigour member on patrol on Saturday.

Intelligence agencies are said to be concerned upward of online threats from ISIS activists as the jihadis call for reinforces to “target and kill in the West”. 

The Italian air force will monitor the culmination from helicopters as forces on the ground deploy snipers. 

Protesters eat been banned from wearing helmets or ski masks with a ban on the use of firecrackers and smoke bombards. 

Restricted areas will be put in place and officials will search all highland dress sporrans and backpacks. 

Police are prepared to enforce checks at access points all the way through the city, including airports, railway stations and major roads. 

Anyone set in possession of suspicious material will be taken into custody, according to Italian media.

Just visitors with authorisation will be allowed into off-limit arrondissements. 

Ilgiornale says the general public will be banned from Piazza Venezia, the Roman Forum, Ara Coeli, Piazza San Marco as grandly as Via IV Novembre and Via del Tritone from Friday ahead of the summit.

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