At least one person has been killed and more injured at a shooting near a Christmas Market in Strasbourg, France Tuesday; with local authorities referring to the incident as a “serious security event.”
“One person has been killed and three injured in a shooting near a Christmas market in the French city of Strasbourg, according to emergency workers,” reports the Guardian. “The killing took place at Place Kléber near the city’s Christmas market, which draws millions of tourists every year.”
UPDATE: One dead, six injured in gunshot attack in Strasbourg, gunman on the run – French police sources pic.twitter.com/TKKjsKoet7
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According to Reuters, the “gunman remains on the run.”
“One person confirmed killed in shooting in French city of Strasbourg, six wounded, gunman on the run, police say,” reports the BBC.
One person confirmed killed in shooting in French city of Strasbourg, six wounded, gunman on the run, police say https://t.co/ooMdRvAwzg
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CHAOS IN PARIS: French Capital ROCKED by Anti-Macron Protests, ‘Hundreds’ Arrested
The anti-Macron ‘Yellow Vest’ protests continued to rock the French capital Saturday, with hundreds arrested after countless demonstrators took to the streets of Paris in opposition to rising fuel prices and the skyrocketing cost-of-living across the country.
“A fourth weekend of antigovernment protests turned violent on Saturday, with demonstrators in Paris ripping down barricades from store fronts and setting vehicles on fire, while riot police fired tear gas and water cannons to control the crowds,” writes the New York Times.
“The so-called Yellow Vests descended on the capital by the thousands, even as the police turned out in force, blocking off roads and monuments and arresting more than 700 people, many before they could even reach the main site of the demonstrations along Paris’s main artery, the Champs-Élysées,” adds the article.
The protests -largely sparked by a scheduled increase in the already high ‘fuel tax’- has since morphed into a widespread, anti-Macron movement across France.
Read the full report at the New York Times.
MISSED FLAGS: Paris Knife Attacker was on France's TERROR Watch List
French authorities and anti-terror investigators found themselves in hot water over the weekend after a lone terrorist who killed at least one individual turned out to be on the government’s “state security watchlist.”
According to the New York Times, the knife-yielding terrorist -identified as 20-year-old Chechen born Khamzat Azimov- has been on the French government’s anti-terror watch list since 2016; raising new questions over how the suspect launched his stabbing spree that injured five and left one person dead.
“Once again we learn that the terrorist was in the S Files,” said former French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen, referring to her government’s watch list. “What use are the S Files if we don’t use them to neutralize these time bombs on French soil?”
Azimov was born in Chechnya and became a naturalized French citizen in 2010. He was placed on the watch list after contacting multiple individuals who attempted to travel to Syria in 2016.
“Apart from being questioned by security services in 2017 over his connections to the Syria departure, he had no previous run-ins with the authorities,” writes the Times.