Police out in force for Thessaloniki International Fair

    Over 3,500 police officers have been assigned for the Thessaloniki International Fair, where Prime Minister George Papandreou will be giving a keynote economic speech on Saturday. Foot and car patrols began yesterday in the center of the northern port city and are expected to become more vigorous over the course of the week as the police anticipate protest action. Parking has been prohibited around Aristotle University, while access to traffic will be blocked completely on Saturday around the Thessaloniki Exhibition Center.