Nice, Berlin, Paris, Stockholm, Barcelona, London – what links these cities? Yes, the attacks which shake the world. Currently, European cities are fighting very differently against terrorist’s car attacks. Concrete blocks, sandbags or a road blocker – these are the options chosen by the authorities of European countries to protect the population against these attacks, favoured by the Islamic State.
The United Kingdom
The country, targeted by three attacks of this type in 2017, equipped several bridges of the capital with gates to prevent vehicles from climbing on the sidewalk, as was the case on the London Bridge. At Buckingham Palace, the time for the changing of the Guard has been changed and some access routes closed to minimize the risk of attacks. Several voices, including in the House of Lords, are calling for greater identity checks when leasing vehicles.
After the 7 April 2017 battering of the Ram, …