It is a judicial event placed under very high security which must begin this Wednesday, September 8 on the Île de la Cité. A few days before the opening of the trial of the attacks of November 13, the Paris police headquarters presented the “security” that will be required.
“A specific security system” will “be” put in place throughout the duration of the hearings to allow the security and the smooth running of this extraordinary trial “, thus communicated the Prefecture of Police of Paris (PP), which underlined that this “security” will be effective only on trial days, that is to say from Tuesday to Friday and certain Mondays.
Concretely, a “security perimeter” – between the Pont Neuf and the Pont au Change and the Quai de l’Horloge, the Quai des Orfèvres and the Boulevard du Palais – will be set up on the western tip of the Île de the city. Anyone wishing to enter it will have to undergo a pat-down, a visual inspection and the search of their luggage, lists the Prefecture.
Establishment of a security perimeter around the Palais de Justice during the trial of the attacks of November 13, 2015, which will begin on September 8.
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In addition, road traffic will be prohibited on Boulevard du Palais, Quai de l’Horloge and Quai des Orfèvres. This last section will also be closed to pedestrian traffic. In fact, only authorized persons who need to access the Palais de Justice by car will be able to enter the security perimeter. And for those who would just like to cross the Île de la Cité on foot, they can pass on the east sidewalk of Boulevard du Palais, not subject to controls.
For people coming to attend the trial of the November 13 attacks, two entrances will be open “depending on the type of audience”. Thus, civil parties, lawyers and the press will have to enter via the open access rue de Harlay, while the magistrates of the trial and the Court of Cassation will have to enter by the Quai de l’Horloge.
Other entrances – north and south of Boulevard du Palais – will be reserved for professionals of the Palais de Justice, such as magistrates and civil servants, and lawyers going to hearings other than those of the trial that interests us. . Likewise, another access via Place Louis Lépine will be open for people summoned to hearings other than these.
Finally, it should be noted that the Sainte-Chapelle and the Conciergerie, the two museums of the Palais de Justice in Paris, will remain open throughout the duration of the trial and will be accessible, indicates the PP, “on condition that all visitors arriving at the screening at the entrance to the security perimeter is provided with a ticket ”. They must be accessed via Place Louis Lépine.