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Roskilde Festival volunteers trained to spot potential terrorists

They will help to ensure the popular music event is safe

About 25,000 volunteers help at the music festival every year (photo: iStock)
April 14th, 2016 2:15 pm| by Lucie Rychla
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Volunteer leaders who have registered to help at the 2016 Roskilde Festival are being trained to spot suspicious people as part of the festival’s efforts to protect guests from potential terror attacks, reports radio P4.

Volunteers, who will play a key role in ensuring safety at the popular music festival, are attending evening courses organised by the Danish intelligence agency, PET.

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“PET is making sure our volunteers know what to do when they see something unusual,” Morten Therkildsen, the head of security at Roskilde Festival, told P4.

“We always have to be better [at providing security], and this year there will be some small changes because we have decided to increase security at events to prevent terror attacks.”

Annually, some 25,000 volunteers, wearing distinct orange vests, help at the festival that is attended by around 80,000 people.