Yonhap News Agency, Seoul, November 25. According to reports from the Seoul Metropolitan Government and the police on the 25th, 26,000 people gathered at Gwanghwamun Square in Seoul the day before to participate in the street cheering activities for the Korean team's first World Cup match in Qatar. The activities were carried out safely and without accidents. occur.
The organizer of the cheering event, the "Red Devils," predicted that 8,000 people would gather in Gwanghwamun Square. However, as the number of participants in the cheering event exceeded expectations, the police immediately imposed restrictions on some sections of the road to accommodate more people. The police and security management personnel kept loudly reminding "don't stop and keep going" on the passageway of the event site, and the citizens also took the initiative to keep a certain distance from others.
After the race, most citizens took the initiative to clean up the rubbish to keep the road clean. Safety management personnel hold traffic batons to guide citizens to leave safely. The police set up fences at every exit of Gwanghwamun Station on Seoul Metro Line 5 to control the flow of people. According to the Seoul Metropolitan Government, there were no safety accidents or emergencies that day.
It is noteworthy that the "Red Devils" and the police deployed more than 1,400 security managers for the cheering event. During the World Cup in Russia four years ago, 55,000 citizens gathered in Gwanghwamun Square, and the "Red Devils" arranged a total of more than 90 security managers. (Finish)
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