Attack in Manchester – Brussels concert halls keep current reinforced security measures in place
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    Attack in Manchester – Brussels concert halls keep current reinforced security measures in place

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    The Ancienne Belgique, Le Botanique, Palais 12 and Forest National concert halls announced on Tuesday that they will retain the reinforced security measures that were adopted after the terrorist attack at Bataclan in November of 2015, a few hours after the bombing in Manchester, which left 22 dead and 59 injured on Monday night at the end of the Ariana Grande concert. The security measures have been reinforced to the highest levels since the attack of the Bataclan in Paris, indicated the managers of the concert halls of Brussels, almost in unison.

    However, vigilance is still required. Institutional heads intend to re-evaluate security measures to ensure that they are being respected and enforced. The organisation of security is carried out in collaboration with the local police.

    “It is very appalling and particularly painful because it was a concert that many young people attended. It is painful because it also shows that even with the current security measures you can never be 100% sure of anything, unless the entire event is cancelled, but that is not an option”, reacted AB director Dirk De Clippeleir.

    Sarah Johansson
    The Brussels Times