Streets around Buckingham Palace to be closed

London, Dec 21 (IANS) The streets around Buckingham Palace in London will be closed during the Changing of the Guard ceremony as a security measure, the Royal Parks announced on Wednesday.

The Royal Parks received a request from the Metropolitan Police to close several central streets to vehicles, including the Mall, which links the official residence of the royal family with Trafalgar Square.

This comes in the aftermath of the Berlin attack on Monday when an unknown driver of a stolen Polish truck mowed down 12 persons and injured another 48 at a festive Christmas market.

The London streets would be closed during the ceremony that is witnessed by a large number of tourists visiting Britain, Efe news reported.

British police announced on Tuesday an assessment of security measures in the country following Monday’s Berlin attack and the killing of Russian Ambassador Andrey Karlov in Ankara.

London Mayor Sadiq Khan said law enforcement officials would review all security plans in the capital.

–IANS

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