Policemen from regions to help during Prague Hockey Championship

About 3,500 policemen from Prague, reinforced by their colleagues from other regions, will serve during the World Ice Hockey Championships in Prague on April 24- May 9, Prague police said on Thursday. Police officers from outside the capital will probably arrive in Prague at the beginning of May to help secure public order during the hockey championships. Police say the period between April 24 and May 9 will be very demanding for police forces since, apart from the World Ice Hockey Championships, a number of other events will be held in Prague, in connection with the Czech Republic's accession to the EU on May 1, Labour Day and the anniversary of the end of World War Two on May 8.