ISRAEL – Eurovision organizers have promised a safe and secure event. But in this world exclusive Aftonbladet can reveal how the security was breached during Thursday night’s broadcast as two unauthorized men managed to enter the area and make their way all the way in to supposedly highly guarded press centre.
”We have spoken to the people who reported this to us and are investigating thoroughly” the EBU says in a statement.
Security was breached at the Eurovision song contest as two unauthorized men gained access to the restricted area during Thursday’s semi final. The organizers, EBU and Israeli broadcaster KAN, have claimed that the contest is kept safe by the highest security possible, but despite this two men managed to get through the outer gates of the Eurovision perimeter and make their way all the way up to the inner security check point where accredited personnel, press, artists and delegations all have to walk past airport like security checks to enter the Expo Tel Aviv main grounds where the contest is held.
There the unidentified men made there way around the security check and instead managed to enter the Eurovision press centre through an unguarded emergency exit after first having to squeeze their way through a chained entrance in a two-meter-high fence.
According to two eyewitnesses, that Aftonbladet have spoken to, the two unauthorized men entered the press centre through the emergency exit and then started to film the interior using their mobile phones. After that they both locked themselves into a toilet cubicle, where they remained for approximately five minutes.
The eyewitnesses immediately reported the incident to security personnel who, as the men stepped out of the cubicle, engaged them in a short conversation. According to the eyewitnesses the security personnel was of the impression that the men had ”taken a wrong turn” after what they called ”a misunderstanding”.
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