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Strict restrictions on entry to G-8 venue

German authorities have put in place strict restrictions on entry to the Heiligendamm sea resort on the Baltic, the venue of G-8 summit.

world Updated: May 31, 2007 11:26 IST

German authorities have put in place strict restrictions on entry to the Heiligendamm sea resort on the Baltic, where the G-8 (Group of Eight) summit meeting will be held next week.

The resort is surrounded by a seven-mile, eight-foot high fence with security cameras and sensors to ensure protesters are not able to enter the summit venue.

The no-entry order from Wednesday will be in force till the conclusion of the four-day meet which will start June 8.

The resort will host the heads of government of the world's seven most industrialized countries, plus Russia, who will discuss the opening up of international markets and climate change, among other topics.

Despite the ban, activists from all over the world are organizing protests during the summit.

Besides Russia, G-8 comprises Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Britain and the US.