With three terror attacks rocking France, Tunisia and Kuwait on so-called ‘Black Friday,’ security has been beefed up in London as two major events take place in the city.
While London’s Armed Forces Day will take place between 11am and 6pm at Woolwich Barracks, this year’s Pride Festival will start from Baker Street to Whitehall at about 1 pm. Last year’s event was attended by almost 750,000 people, reported International Business Times.
Following a COBRA security committee meeting on June 26, Metropolitan Police Deputy Assistant Commissioner Helen Ball said that the threat level in the United Kingdom remained ‘severe’ but added that additional security measures were being taken at events over the weekend.
Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond, who chaired the security meeting in Prime Minister David Cameron’s absence, said that the country was on red alert.