Strict Security Restrictions on Paris Residents Cause Outcry
In an interview with the daily Le Parisien, Laurent Nunez stated that those living close to Olympic venues would have to apply for a QR code that would enable them to get past police barriers.
Residents of the prohibited zones would also be required to register any guests who might like to view the action from their houseboat, balcony, window, or rooftop.
"People entering a perimeter must be able to provide a valid reason for being there," Nunez stated.
He declared that there will be stringent restrictions on motorized traffic during the Games.
Tough security limits on Paris residents
Nunez stated that during the July 26 opening ceremony, which would have "very large" high-security, or "red," perimeters, special regulations will be in place.
"The only people getting through will be those who have a valid reason, in other words, those going to their hotel, or their home, or those with a ticket for the ceremony," he stated.
Nunez added that many metro stops in high-attack risk zones will be shut down.
"You can't have open metro stations inside a protection perimeter unless you then also body-search everybody," Nunez noted.
According to him, if other stops are too small to accommodate large numbers of passengers, they may be closed.