Saturday, 16 February, 2019

Public sector workers join rail staff in protests across France against reforms

Reuters  Christian Hartmann Employees of French state-owned railway company SNCF are seen as a train leaves the Gare du Nord railway station Reuters Christian Hartmann
Patty Aguilar | 24 March, 2018, 12:45

France is part of a US-led coalition fighting Islamic State in Syria and Iraq and has thousands of soldiers in West Africa fighting al Qaeda-linked militants. "Unfortunately the threat is everywhere", Collomb told reporters in Trebes.

"We had monitored him and thought there was no radicalisation", Mr Collomb said.

Collomb named the attacker as Redouane Lakdim and said he was from nearby Carcassonne, a tourist hot-spot known for its medieval city centre, where the attacks started.

Macron said investigators are trying to establish how the suspect obtained the gun used in the attack in Trebes and nearby city of Carcassonne, where officials say the 26-year-old hijacked a auto and claimed his first victim.

"The shooting" shooting attack unfolded when Lakdim hijacked a vehicle, killed its driver and attempted to mow down four police officers while opening fire at them.

He says Lakdim acted alone.

Several politicians joined the demonstrations such as the leader of the movement France Insumise, Jean-Luc Melenchon, who advocated for a united front against government plans. Another police official also confirms the suspect was shot and killed.

French President Emmanuel Macron said the officer was fighting for his life in hospital.

Speaking in Brussels, where he is attending an European Union summit, Macron offered his "full support" to everyone involving in the situation.

"I want to tell the nation tonight of my absolute determination in leading this fight", said Macron, who returned to Paris from Brussels to chair a crisis meeting with ministers and security officials.

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Thello was launched in December 2011 as a joint venture between Trenitalia and Transdev and operates overnight Paris - Venice trains as well as daytime Milan - Nice - Marseille services.

In July 2016, in another attack claimed by IS, a man drove a truck through revellers celebrating Bastille Day in the Riviera resort of Nice, killing 84 people. The spokesman was not authorized to be publicly named.

"This is a small, quiet, town".

It took three hours to bring the situation under control when the police shot dead the gunman in a cross firing.

Local authorities tweeted that the area around the supermarket was off-limits to the public, while prime minister Edouard Philippe said it was a "serious" incident.

"If Emmanuel Macron gives ground on such a symbolic reform and so close to his election (last May) his image of a reformer will be destroyed", veteran political commentator Alain Duhamel said last week. On his way to Trebes, he fired shots at 4 police officers, seriously wounding one of them. Apart from Paris, news reports said that violent clashes also broke out in the French city of Nantes.

The Paris prosecutor's office said counterterrorism investigators were taking over the probe but did not explain why. Islamic State also claimed responsibility for that attack. He provided no details of how many people were inside the supermarket or were believed held hostage.

More than 200,000 workers and students joined in protests around the country, about 48,000 of them in Paris, according to a consortium of journalism organizations that hired a company to estimate crowd sizes to avoid relying on police estimates.

The French Interior Ministry said on its Twitter account Friday that police and rescue operations are the priority.

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