NATO summit: State of emergency in Washington | Video


Lerato Khumalo

The city center is cordoned off: a state of emergency has been declared in Washington because of the NATO summit. But there are concerns about more than just the risk of an attack.

Closed roads, cancelled train connections, police everywhere: The centre of the US capital Washington, DC resembles a high-security zone during the NATO summit. All movements around the conference centre, the Capitol and the White House are monitored.

Reporters Bastian Brauns and Florian Harms report a tense atmosphere. The main reason for this is not the police operation, but a person who all the heads of state and government and their delegations are staring at: their behavior can directly influence the fate of world politics.

You can see footage from the security zone and who is the focus of the observations in the video above.