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Christmas markets open with tighter security - mainly

National News // Nov. 23, 2017

The country’s first Christmas market opens later today in Zurich.

Pixabay Christmas markets open with tighter security - mainly

Following the truck attack at a market in Berlin last year which killed 12 people, police will be out in force.

More markets will be opening in the next few days – and different police forces are taking a different approach to security.

In Zurich, the force says it will be a show of strength as it’s not possible to completely seal off the city’s largest square – the Sechseläutenplatz.

But concrete bollards have been placed around the markets in Basel and Bremgarten.

But in canton Schwyz at the very popular Christkindlimarkt – the police say there have been no changes, but they are monitoring the situation. 

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