On the British peninsula of Cornwall, the final preparations are underway for the G7 summit, which starts on Saturday. Residents of this picturesque corner of England are preparing for the influx of visitors, while the police are tightening security measures. One of these steps was the evacuation of the homeless and their placement outside the region. Such orders from the authorities and the actions of law enforcement officers have angered and outraged charities.
“Some homeless people stayed in cars, others ended up in tents, many were housed outside Cornwall. But all these people were born and raised here in Newquay, where we are. Now they have been accommodated in hotel rooms in Plymouth and Oakhampton, miles and miles away. And it's unforgivable, ”says Monique Collins, manager of the New Key charity.
It is noted that during the summit, special security measures will be in place on the territory of the peninsula. Police have closed roads and coastal paths to Karbis Bay and the small seaside resort of Karbis Bay, and are erecting steel fences and other restrictions. The order will be maintained by 5,000 British police officers. Around 1,000 more police officers will be stationed on the cruise ship docked in Falmouth Harbor.
The G7 Summit did not take place in 2020 due to the pandemic. In 2021, it will be held from 11 to 13 June in full-time format. The event will take place in the resort town of Carbis Bay on the Atlantic coast of the Cornwall Peninsula. The British Prime Minister's office attributed this decision to beauty, rich historical past, and the hope of bringing economic benefits to the region.
US President Joe Biden is leaving for Europe on Wednesday to participate in the summit. He is expected to hold talks on Thursday with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson. Biden's European trip will conclude with a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Geneva. These will be the first talks between the leaders of the two countries.