All France Under ‘Islamist Terrorist Threat’, says French President

July 18, 2016 4:49 pm
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President Francois Hollande said in a televised statement that all of France was under an “Islamist terrorist threat” and extended by three months a state of emergency that has been in place since the November attacks that killed 130 in Paris was to end July 26.

Video footage being broadcast across French media showed revelers running for their lives down Nice’s palm tree-lined Promenade des Anglais, the famous seaside boulevard named for the English aristocrats who proposed its construction in the 19th century. Late Thursday night a truck loaded with weapons and hand grenades drove onto a sidewalk for more than a mile, ploughing through Bastille Day revelers who’d gathered to watch fireworks in the French resort city of Nice killing at least 80 people.

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