They're armed and equiped for a warzone... but these french soldiers are patrolling in central Paris...In the immediate aftermath of the attacks, as President francois hollande declared a state of emergancy... all available forces were deployed...and reinforcements were soon flown into the capital...SOT SOLDIER sergent-chef Christophe 3e régiment des parachutistes d'infanterie de marineI'm glad to play my part, and I'm hoping to reassure the population, and to do my best to be useful.These soldiers are joining efforts to ramp up already heightened security in France...After the january attacks, President Hollande launched Operation Sentinelle...SOT Colonel Benoît Brulon porte-parole de l'opération Sentinelle en île-de-FranceSentinelle saw 7000 troops deployed on national territory, of which 4000 were in the region around Paris. So now we're reinforcing this with a minimum of 1000 men.This is just the beginning of the operation.By Tuesday 10,000 soldiers will be on patrol around the country... Meanwhile at 61 french border crossings, authorities are inspecting vehicles.... And mass security checks have been underway at train stations, airports and on major roads since the attacks...SOT Adjudant-chef Arnaud Stricot Adjoint au commandant du peloton de l'Autoroute de NemoursOur task has been to try to locate the terrorists, and vehicles which they could have used, and to reassure the population with our presence.Another security measure - demonstrations and public gatherings have been banned in key cities until thursday.Meanwhile public buildings and monuments have remained closed all weekend... Despite being told to remain indoors as much as possible, residents were out on Paris's streets and terraces all the same...VOXIt's true that there's a certain level of fear// but because we see that everyone's making an effort to get out and make the most of the day, it creates a sort of supportive community //Paris isn't yet a place in the world where there's a real risk involved in going for coffee. We're not bothered, life goes onSchools and universitys are due to reopen on monday, as France continues three days of national mourning...
They're armed and equiped for a warzone... but these french soldiers are patrolling in central Paris...In the immediate aftermath of the attacks, as President francois hollande declared a state of emergancy... all available forces were deployed...and
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