Border checks and 7,000 policemen on duty – this is how authorities prepare for the G7 summit in Elmau, Bavaria, southern Germany. The security services are anticipating numerous protests not only in the location where the summit will be held, the website of the weekly Spiegel wrote on Tuesday.

Like the Elmau Summit seven years ago, this meeting will be a challenge to the federal police. There will be about 7,000 on duty. Officers – said Karl-Heinz Blommel, head of the Federal Police Command in Munich. This means the federal police are facing the biggest action in Bavaria in years, Spiegel notes.

From Monday to July 3, travelers should expect random checks at all German borders with neighboring countries. This is due to the increased security requirements for the G7 summit, according to the Federal Ministry of the Interior.

It is expected that many protests during peak days. It was planned, inter alia, demonstrations in Garmisch-Partenkirchen and Munich, a four-lane star march to the meeting place of heads of state and government, and a protest camp. The organizers expect several thousand participants. An “alternative summit” is scheduled to be held in Munich.

Critics accuse the G7 countries of contributing to hunger and rising global inequality through their policies.

The G7 leaders’ meeting will take place June 26-28 in a luxury Alpine hotel in the Wetterstein foothills. The G7 consists of the United States, Japan, Germany, the United Kingdom, France, Italy and Canada, and the European Union is represented at all meetings.

From Berlin: Berenika Lemańczyk (PAP)

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