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Munich Oktoberfest's multi-national police patrol

Munich Oktoberfest's multi-national police patrol
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The Italians are coming! The world’s biggest beer festival, the Oktoberfest, is gearing up for a foreign invasion.

Commonly known as the Italian weekend, tens of thousands of lager lovers are expected to flood into the German city of Munich, including Italy’s policemen.

Italian police officer Dietmar Angerer said: “This is something absolutely positive for us, not just from a work point of view, to understand and see how the security structures work at this festival. It is also a big advantage and a pleasure, a pleasure to work together with the German policemen.”

So there is no hint there of trying to sneak a crafty half while on duty. Perish the thought!

Along with the Italians, French police officers have also joined their German colleagues to make sure the festivities flow smoothly.

Authorities in Munich say the collaboration is unique in Europe, something which can’t be said for the effects of the beer!