Police prepare for Riverfire 2019

Police are busy preparing to ensure one of Brisbane’s biggest events, Riverfire, is safe and secure for everyone heading out to watch the fireworks spectacle.
Acting Chief Superintendent Tony Fleming, the Riverfire Commander, said around half a million people were expected to line the banks of Brisbane River for the celebration.
“We are well-versed in planning and preparing for major events, and Riverfire is no exception,” Acting Chief Superintendent Fleming said.
“We will have extra police on patrol throughout the city, South Bank, Kangaroo Point and other vantage points across Brisbane.
“I am urging everyone coming into the city tomorrow to allow extra travel time. Public transport will be your best option, remembering that major road and bridge closures will come into effect from Saturday afternoon.
“Riverfire spectators should also drink responsibly and only within designated areas.
“Everyone heading to Southbank should be aware that it will be fenced off and drinking alcohol there is not

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