- Title: Security stepped up in Berlin ahead of Obama's arrival
- Date: 16th November 2016
- Summary: BERLIN, GERMANY (NOVEMBER 16, 2016) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF POLICE OUTSIDE BRANDENBURG GATE POLICE VANS AND POLICE OUTSIDE ADLON HOTEL WHERE U.S. PRESIDENT OBAMA WILL BE STAYING SIGN: PARISER PLATZ WITH ADLON IN BACKGROUND CLOSE OF HOTEL ADLON SIGN POLICE OUTSIDE ADLON POLICE SEEN IN ADLON UPPER FLOOR WINDOW PAN FROM ADLON HOTEL TO AMERICAN EMBASSY SECURITY OUTSIDE AMERICAN EMBASSY PEOPLE WALKING PAST SECURITY SECURITY NEAR BRITISH EMBASSY VARIOUS OF POLICE SETTING UP SECURITY TENT VARIOUS OF POLICE REMOVING BIKE FROM POST VARIOUS OF POLICE SEALING MANHOLES VARIOUS OF POLICE IN ENTRANCE TO HOTEL ADLON POLICE STANDING AT VANS ON PARISER PLATZ TWO SOLDIERS WALKING PAST WITH EQUIPMENT ON BACKS PAN FROM POLICE VANS TO SECURITY OUTSIDE METRO STATION POLICE CARRYING SECURITY FENCING TRAFFIC CAUSED BY SECURITY VARIOUS OF SECURITY AT THE BACK OF BRANDENBURG GATE TRAFFIC, PAN TO BLOCKED ROAD
- Embargoed: 1st December 2016 10:21
- Keywords: Obama security Berlin Adlon
- Location: BERLIN, GERMANY
- City: BERLIN, GERMANY
- Country: Germany
- Topics: Crime/Law/Justice
- Reuters ID: LVA00158P1F7R
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Extra security measures were underway in the German capital, causing traffic jams and wide no-go areas outside the Adlon Hotel where President Obama will be staying later on Wednesday (November 16).
Police set up security tents near the British Embassy and had extra security cordons around the U.S. Embassy.
Drivers had been warned on the radio to avoid the area around the Brandenburg Gate, with police even removing chained bicycles from the area.
Manholes were sealed and police checked hotel rooms in the Adlon.
Obama arrives in Berlin on Wednesday evening as part of his farewell tour of Europe.
On Friday (November 18) the president is due to meet with various European heads of state in the German capital.
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