Amid political tensions, three-tiered security for Oscars

Los Angeles, Feb 25 (IANS) During the time of unusual political turmoil surrounding US President Donald Trump, the 89th Academy Awards will take place at the Dolby Theatre here on Sunday night under three-tiered security perimeter by the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD).

For the second straight year, Hollywood Boulevard in front of the Dolby Theatre will be tented.

Before they get to the red carpet, the 3,300 guests will have to make their way through a three-tiered security perimeter, reports variety.com.

“We have planned for all contingencies, from protests to even a potential terrorist attack and that is all built into the security plan, which is built on concentric rings of security,” Commander Blake Chow said.

The department’s Major Crimes Division and Intelligence Division have been on the lookout for threats against the Oscars and had not detected any as the weekend approached, Chow said.

–IANS

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