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Police: Every Effort Made to Keep Sziget Festival Safe

MTI-Hungary Today 2019.08.08.

Police will make every effort to ensure that visitors to the Sziget festival in Budapest feel completely safe, the Budapest police chief said on Thursday.

Plainclothes police will be present at the festival grounds to prevent crime and interfere if necessary, Tamás Terdik told a press conference. Police in uniform, together with civil guards, have been instructed to secure visitors’ movement and to also make sure that traffic accidents are avoided as much as possible in Óbuda, the vicinity of the festival.

A police information point has been set up on the Sziget grounds to serve festivalgoers and also offer entertaining programmes, he said.

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