Beijing to close roads, metro stations for night parade rehearsal
Updated: 2015-08-12 11:09
The file photo taken in 1999 shows the guard of honor of the three services of the PLA attending a parade to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China in Beijing. [Photo/Xinhua]
BEIJING - Beijing will shut down roads and close metro stations for night rehearsals of a parade to mark the 70th anniversary of victory in the Chinese People's War of Resistance Against Japanese Aggression, schedule on Sept 3.
According to the Beijing police, the rehearsal will be held between 10:30 p.m. and 4:00 a.m. from Aug 13 to 15.
Streets surrounding Tian'anmen Square and Chang'an street, where soldiers will march, will be closed during the rehearsal.
Night parking is also banned on several roads. Vehicles can only enter with permit.
From 11:00 p.m. until early in the morning, five metro stations along Chang'an Street, including Jianguomen, Dongdan, Wangfujing, Tian'anmen East and Tian'anmen West, will also be closed to the public.