PSG-Barcelona: no “proven” terrorist threat surrounding the meeting, according to the government

Government spokesperson Prisca Thevenot said on Wednesday that there was “no proven threat” of an attack on the Champions League match between PSG and Barça which is to be held in the evening at the Parc des Princes. “There is no proven threat, and this was recalled by the Minister of the Interior earlier in the Council of Ministers, but our caution and our responsibility remain at all times,” declared the Minister. during the report of the Council of Ministers.

The Minister of the Interior, Gérald Darmanin, had mentioned the day before a “clear threat publicly mentioned by the Islamic State” and assured that security resources had been “considerably” reinforced in view of the match at the Parc des Princes.

In total, seven mobile force units will be mobilized to ensure the security of the match, as well as specialized units, including the BRI, or around a thousand police officers, a police source told AFP. Drones will also be deployed, according to an order from the Paris police headquarters.

The General Directorate of Internal Security (DGSI) “is particularly hard at work,” Mr. Darmanin said on Tuesday. “IS threatened the quarter-finals of the Champions League, not specifically in France, via one of its communication agencies which notably broadcast messages on social networks,” AFP was told on Tuesday. source close to the file.

Also targeted by these threats, the first two quarter-finals between Real Madrid and Manchester City on the one hand (3-3), and Arsenal and Bayern Munich on the other (2-2), took place on Tuesday without incident.


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