The measures announced by the President seems like we’re indeed in a war situation in France as Islamist terrorists were shouting ” « Allah Akabar »
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A series of coordinated, deadly attacks at an estimated seven locations around Paris on Friday, including a stadium, a restaurant and a concert hall left an estimated 153 people dead in what officials called the worst terrorism assault since 9/11. French President Francois Hollande declared a state of emergency and shut all national borders in response to the crisis. The city announced the closure of all schools, museums, libraries, gyms, swimming pools and markets on Saturday.
More than 120 people are dead tonight in France,after seven coordinated and simultaneous attacks that took place in Paris, all these scenes of pain and distress, that perhaps aroused painful emotions in my readers? : France entered the war this evening and this war settles down on its own territory. Never such an outburst of violence had struck this country leaving chaos and a lot of questions not answered until now by the country’s officials. In this situation of exception, the power immediately answered by the immediate instauration measures of the same nature which correspond truly to a war situation.
A provisional estimate of the simultaneous Fridays evening attacks in Paris states 120 deaths but this could reach 150
According to a provisional estimate, at least 120 (some sources say 140) people died in the attacks which struck Paris on this Friday evening. Furthermore, five terrorists are probably dead, according to sources close to the official investigation .
Explosions and gunfire erupted as the heavily armed security forces poured into the theater of Bataclan where a California rock group was playing. One police official described “carnage” inside the building, saying the attackers tossed explosives at the hostages, the Associated Press reported. At least two suspects were killed in the siege. It was unclear how many hostages were rescued.
An immediate call of all the police forces, the mobilization of armed forces, closing of the country’s borders and especially, and impose a “State of Emergency”, it is good a complete outfit of measures corresponding to the opening of hostilities at the heart of France which were decreed by the Council of Ministers who gathered this night at the Elysée Palace and were announced by the president of the French Republic, François Hollande.
” The state of emergency ” embodies to it all this changeover in France and in Europe from tonight.
This extremely rare measure was implemented for last time ten years ago, during the suburban riots, in autumn of 2005. But historically, it was implemented a half a century earlier, to face the consequences of a war, the Algerian War, that a law gave birth to these exceptional measures. It was in 1955 and it was a question to face the disorders and the waves of terrorist attacks caused by the conflict which took place on the other side of the Mediterranean Sea.
- The State of Emergency:
According to texts and laws of France,the state of emergency ” confers on the civil authorities and the exceptional powers given to the police concerning the regulation of traffic and the stay of the people, the closure of places opened to the public and on the requisition of weapons “. As a symbol of the conflict which starts in the heart of the country, it comes along with the possibility for the prefects to decree the curfew to forbid the movement of people or vehicles. Also prefectures can establish some ” zones of protection or security where the stay of the people is regulated “.
Paris Prosecutor Francois Molins said early Saturday that the death toll, spread across six sites in the city, could top 150. He added five attackers may have been killed. In addition to 100 people killed at the concert venue, at least 11 died in a Paris restaurant in the 10th arrondissement and at least three died when bombs went off outside a stadium, police said.
It was the deadliest violence Paris has seen since World War II. No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attacks. SITE Intelligence Group, a U.S. organization that monitors extremist websites, said jihadists were celebrating the attacks on social media.