France to deploy nearly 11,000 police for climate summit

French Police patrol in front of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France.
French Police patrol in front of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France.PHOTO: EPA

PARIS (AFP) - France will deploy nearly 11,000 police for the climate summit in Paris, which begins a little more than two weeks after the city's terror attacks, the interior minister said on Wednesday (Nov 25).

Bernard Cazeneuve said 8,000 police and gendarmes would be posted to carry out border checks and 2,800 would be deployed at the conference venue north of Paris.