Brisbane is quietly introducing measures to prevent attacks on its busy landmarks in response to the devastating truck attack in Berlin in December last year.
Concrete blocks, designed to prevent attacks like the Berlin truck attack, the July 2016 Bastille Day attack in Nice, and the recent Bourke Street tragedy in Melbourne, have been unobtrusively appearing since Christmas. They are currently in place in areas like George Street and Queen Street Mall in Brisbane’s CBD.
The blocks will soon be replaced by permanent anti-attack barriers, Lord Mayor Graham Quirk told reporters today.
“Certainly there will be changes to the existing structures. They’re a temporary structure, what is there at the moment — and we will be looking at changes. But in the meantime they provide a good functional purpose.“
Adelaide looks set to follow suit, with The Advertiser reporting that authorities will soon erect concrete bollards in Rundle Mall designed to prevent vehicle entry.
Twelve people were killed in the Berlin attack last year when a truck rammed into a busy Christmas market.
Source: Courier Mail.
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