A 12-mile “ring of steel”Two million people packed Central London’s streets, with 500 world leaders among them, in order to say goodbye to Queen Elizabeth II Monday. How did authorities keep everyone safe
Around 10,000 police officers from Great Britain were called up to duty. Officers were stationed on rooftops using sniper rifles and drones were prohibited from the area.
Anti-drone technology was implemented to ensure that none of these devices were used.
The procession route was surrounded by security officers, who alternated with unarmed beat cops to face both the procession’s direction and the crowd.
With the exception of President Joe Biden (and First Lady Jill Biden), all world leaders arrived by bus. They were the only ones allowed to travel independently.
They arrived in an armored automobile known as “the Beast,”With another armored vehicle that can be used as a decoy for a terrorist attack.
Onlookers placed flowers on the hearse as it made its way through British countryside to Windsor Castle. By the time it arrived at its destination, the hearse was fully covered in stems and petals.