As reported by the Las Vegas Review-Journal, this film has been applied to pedestrian bridges spanning a section of the track, prompting protests and attempts by people to remove it.
Authorities bid to combat further protests
A video posted to TikTok and X (formerly Twitter) by Vegas content creator Jacob Orth shows how F1 and local authorities are combatting the threat of further protests, with the race now just two weeks away.
"You saw the film people were tearing off the pedestrian bridge here ahead of the F1 race, well here's what it looks like now," he said.
The footage shows fencing has been erected lining each side of the bridge to prevent people from getting to the visibility-blocking film.
"As you can see, the film has been replaced along the glass, they've added onto it. People are not going to be able to see out.
"Some people have cited the weight the pedestrian bridge can hold as part of the reason they're doing this. Some have mentioned the net overhead so people don't throw stuff onto the track from up here.
"I'm also curious if they're going to add a net around the entire track. You have miles of track and sidewalk here where somebody could certainly throw something from the sidewalk over [onto the track].
"If they can cover the pedestrian bridge for safety, I'm wondering if they're also going to do it for the entire track. You can see the development as it gets closer and closer to the race."
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