Police in action: Heavy security for Beijing Guo’an football finale

Update: Here are the three photos I got after the game (unfortunately, my camera battery died).

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Security around Workers Stadium for today’s Beijing Guo’an football finale is heavier today than I remember it being even during The Olympics. I popped out of my apartment building across from the southeast corner of the stadium, quite far from the main entrances, to find four policemen at the gate, and then walked along the eastern side of the stadium where I passed more than a dozen police cars, vans, and buses as well as more than a hundred officers in uniform. Either the Beijing Guo’an, who are playing for the title right now, have a lot of fans among the police or the fans they do have the potential for a bit of misbehavior. I’m betting on the latter. A few shots from the walk…

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Guo'an fans get some garb.
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Police vehicles near Workers Stadium east gate
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A group of five officers near China View
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Officers test chair safety at Drei Kronen.
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East gate from the fourth floor of China View

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