The Academy reinforces security for fear of protests ahead of the 2024 Oscars |


Oscar Awards 2024 will be held on March 11 IST, and The academy He has reportedly beefed up security, fearing protesters, over the war between Israel and Hamas. Los Angeles police will increase their presence Sunday night when the Academy Awards take place. According to The New York Times, the Los Angeles Police Department stated that at least one group “would like to stop the Academy Awards.”
“Our goal will be to ensure that the Academy Awards are a success, that guests can safely arrive and enter the venue. But, also, we're going to try very hard to reach out to groups as they come forward, and lay out the expectation that we, as police, are here to support your constitutional First Amendment rights,” Commander Randy Goddard was quoted as saying. in the report.
While certain groups may attempt to obstruct traffic or employ disruptive tactics, others may choose to protest in the vicinity of the Dolby Theatre, home of the Oscars. Authorities have reportedly indicated plans to enhance resources to assist in the management of any demonstrations, ensuring that protests do not violate the law or impede the safe arrival of guests attending the Oscars.
The commander said his force is trying to “find that middle ground” as their goal is to get guests safely inside. Police said the Dolby Theater, secured by the Academy, has railings, fences, checkpoints and nearly 2,000 private security guards.

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Meanwhile, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will be hosted by Jimmy Kimmel. Zendaya, Al Pacino, Jennifer Lawrence, Michelle Yeoh, Steven SpielbergDwayne Johnson, Matthew McConaughey, Lupita Nyong'o, Mahershala AliNicolas Cage and Bad Bunny are among the presenters announced for this year.